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Began writing at the age of 11; first short story at 14 and first novel at 16. Studied journalism, among other things, in high school in Denton, TX, graduating in 1979.

Moved to the nation's capital, Austin, intending to continue journalism studies at the University of Texas while writing on the side, but neither a semester at the university nor a year with the Austin American-Statesman proved agreeable.

After leaving the newspaper in 1980, was hired by game designer and publisher Steve Jackson as circulation manager for Space Gamer magazine; over the next two years, became assistant editor and then editor of the magazine. Also began designing game supplements on a freelance basis, for Steve Jackson Games and then for Hero Games. In 1983, shortly after Space Gamer won the H.G. Wells Award for Best Role-Playing Magazine of 1982, went freelance full-time as a game designer, doing mostly work for Hero Games and Dungeons & Dragons publisher TSR.

First novel, Web of Danger, game-based fiction supporting the Top Secret/S.I. game line, was released by TSR in 1988. In 1993, Baen Books published second novel, the original fantasy Galatea in 2-D. Subsequently, gradually moved from game design to full-time fiction writing.

Unmarried. Enjoys reading, movies, ping-pong, and avoiding the rays of the accursed sun.

A long-time game writer, he has also written a number of RPG supplements, including The Complete Fighter's Handbook, Ninja Hero and Strike Force.

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Books (Sort by Title)[17 books listed]
 Doc Sidhe VolumeYearRating
 Doc Sidhe119959/10

 Legacy of the Force VolumeYearRating

 Misc VolumeYearRating
 Thunder of the Captains with Holly Lislen/a1996n/a
 Wrath of the Princes with Holly Lislen/a1997n/a

 Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi VolumeYearRating

 Star Wars: Legacy of the Force VolumeYearRating

 Star Wars: The New Jedi Order VolumeYearRating
 Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream11200110/10
 Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand12200210/10

 Star Wars: X-Wing VolumeYearRating
 Wraith Squadron519987/10
 The Iron Fist61998n/a
 Solo Command71999n/a
 Starfighters of Adumar9199910/10

 Terminator 3 VolumeYearRating
 Terminator Dreamsn/a2004n/a
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