Since high school I have worked in one art form or another. I’ve been a musician, a photographer, briefly (very briefly) an actor, and finally settled on writing as The Thing I Want To Do When I Grow Up. Fortunately, I’ve never completely grown up and so I write in what is broadly known as fantastic literature, primarily science fiction. I attended Clarion in 1988 and a couple of years afterward began selling short fiction. To date, I’ve sold over 60 short stories. In 2000 I began publishing novels, starting with Mirage in the Asimov Robot universe, and then my own Secantis Sequence. The first Secantis novel, Compass Reach, was short-listed for the Philip K. Dick Award. In 2005, my standalone, Remains, was shortlisted for the James Tiptree Jr. Award. I’m a lifelong resident of St. Louis, MO, where I make a home with my partner, Donna, and work at Left Bank Books.