I am a twenty year old writer - and a slightly older human being.
My published writing career began with a weekly column in the Sunday Seattle Times newspaper (500k circ.) called 2020world. The column (and its associated on-line component) could legitimately claim to be one of the world's first blogs. Steve Case, Bill Gates, and other technology luminaries were among the over ten thousand online readers and participants (this was in 1993, before the World Wide Web had emerged). As a result of 2020world, I wrote many articles for various technology publications, and at times I was referred to as a futurist.
I moved on to study and write about our looming sustainability crisis. Many of my essays have been published on respected internet sites that focus on sustainability, overpopulation, and the potential for a dangerous outcome to our unabated growth problems. But while I appreciated the many challenging aspects of writing first-rate essays (doing the research and analysis, driving home a compelling argument, and creating clear and interesting prose) what I really wanted to do was to let go - so why not, what the hell, I'd write the great American novel (no sniggers please).
My first novel, The Eden Proposition, completed in 2009, received solid acclaim, winning several self-published awards. It also received many excellent reviews from the very exclusive club of those who had actually read it. I've revised it several times since, and it's now quite good (and still available - see the link above for more information).
Undeterred by my failed attempts to get even one agent to read The Eden Proposition manuscript, I moved on to a significantly more complicated and challenging effort. The result - An American Famine - is now available for your consideration.
Currently, I'm working on another speculative fiction novel titled The Children of Ruth.