I love creating my own worlds in short stories, novellas, and novel-length works of fantasy and science fiction. As a child I wrote because it took me away to places and times not my own, without thought of a future career. After a long detour called life – serving in the military, raising four children, studying computer programming and accounting – I returned to my first love of writing. I’m currently working on the dark fantasy trilogy The Last Bonekeeper, as well as a short story collection in the same universe. In a departure from the speculative fiction genre, I took on the pen name of Cate Macabe and authored This New Mountain (Casa de Snapdragon Publishing, 2012), the memoir of private investigator AJ Jackson.