I was in a David Bowie cover band in high school. I used to steal Goosebumps books from my elementary school teacher’s corner library and keep them hidden in my desk. Then at the end of the year, I’d sneak them back without anyone being the wiser. One time, I fought wildland fire in a little town called Eagle, Alaska. I used to work as a hired gun of the copywriting variety. I once wrote over 1,000,000 words of sales copy in 10 months. Then I stopped wanting to make deer urine supplement manufacturers money. So I started writing fiction under pen names. Somehow I make a living at it.