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My Bio
I'm a fairly creative guy with a pen and a paint brush, author of Seaborn (Juno Books), Salvage (Masque, 2013), Nanowhere, and a shelf-full of other books. My short stories have appeared in a bunch of magazines and anthologies, including “Lost Dogs and Fireplace Archeology” in Fantasy Magazine, and ‘Tear Apart Worlds” in Pen-Ultimate. My story “Hammers and Snails” was a Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Short Fiction Contest winner. I write and illustrate the comic, Saltwater Witch. My ink work and digital illos have appeared in Shimmer, BuzzyMag, various RPGs, and on the pages and covers of books, blogs, and other interesting places. Last year I painted a 9 x 12 foot Steampunk Map of New York for a cafe in Brooklyn.

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Current Residence: North Hampton
Favourite genre of music: alt,rock,punk, electronic
Operating System: OSX on my MacBook where I do a lot of my digital work, but I also Windows (XP, 7), Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu)
MP3 player of choice: iPad, iPhone

Favourite Visual Artist
John William Waterhouse, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, William Bouguereau, Frank Frazetta
Favourite Movies
Tekkon Kinkreet, Chocolat
Favourite TV Shows
30 Rock, Colbert Report
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Flower Travellin' Band, Portugal The Man, Dandy Warhols
Favourite Writers
Stross, Richard Morgan, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Mieville, Bujold, Pratchett, Too many to list...
Favourite Games
Assassins Creed
Favourite Gaming Platform
XBox 360
Tools of the Trade
Watercolors, brushes, paper, pencils, photoshop, PSP, Painter, Art Rage, Wacom tablet
Other Interests
Writing novels and short stories, and painting scenes and characters from them
Painting another book cover!
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Two new pages up for SaltwaterWitch Comic 16! This set features the start of an intense discussion between Kassandra and her grandmother--Kallixene. Even with Ephoros at her back, Kassandra's on thin ice, not certain about which direction to go with her new-found family. Here's the latest Saltwater Witch Newsletter: Or go direct! .
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Or, as I would have called this post if there was enough room: Nazca's All-Nite Diner, open 24 hours, coffee and good food for all Captains of the Heights, the brave men and women of the Blue Forest Air Corps and East Shadow Dippers. Best pizza this side of the Orn Gulf. :thumb144166340: And all painted on an iPhone. Here's the first in a series of tutorials to share some of the things I do when I paint with the Brushes app on the iPhone (everything here also works on iPod Touch).  These aren’t in order, although I might consider some more important than others, or maybe a better way to put it: some of these are work-for-me-but-may-no
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Hi, I love your saltwater witch, I will do my tattoo whit her, do you have all body?
A life lived with width, breadth, and above all else, depth is the best kind of life, and you have lived another year of such a life.  Take pride in the undeniable achievement of a worthwhile voyage of discovery through time.  May glory and grandeur not be vicarious experiences, may you plumb the depths and find knowledge, beauty and treasure, may your dreams not elude you and may flashes of inspiration and insight linger to enrich your own days and dreams, and the lives of others.  A very happy birthday to you, and you will not be alone in celebrating the happy miracle of your existence.
Now, I hope it WAS happy.
happy birthday!
May great rulers, just and wise, summon you to appear before them so that they and their cheering subjects may honor you this year.  May joy and friendship support and richen your merry-making, and visions of glorious color and sophistication lurk ready at your calling to assist you in your art and help you lift the world's spirits with beauty, enhanced and shared.  May every sun that sees you this year rejoice in your happiness, may a year from today find you wiser, happier, more skilled, and rejoicing at the thought of another HAPPY BIRTHDAY!