“If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.” – Ray Bradbury

I have an outline to a short story that is the direct result of eavesdropping on a pair in Starbucks. I named them Grant and Sarah.

I have been known to binge watch Too Cute on Animal Planet. I will always have a pet, probably multiple pets–probably all of them dogs.

I rage quit Metroid: Prime when I was 19-years-old because the title villain kicked my sorry butt one too many times. Several years passed before I picked up that GameCube control and served that fell beast a delicious cold dish of revenge.

Writing gives me a chance to understand reality.

I am a karaoke rock star. My go-to jams: Total Eclipse of the HeartWanted Dead or AliveHotel CaliforniaBohemian Rhapsody, and Where Does My Heart Beat Now. #IRegretNothing.

My favorite Zelda game is actually two — Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess. The first Zelda game I beat was A Link to the Past (after my mom beat it first).

I’m notorious for making iTunes playlists to coincide with a particular story, story section, or character. I consider making a playlist a part of my planning stage, right along with outlining.

My parents bought me a piano when I was a kid. The first song that I learned to play by ear was the main melody of the theme to Jurassic Park.