About Me

IMG_9598_smallI’m a pathologically curious fantasy, horror, and sci-fi geek who moonlights as a film/TV enthusiast and wishes I were a scientist. I’m a big fan of this awesome and mysterious universe that we find ourselves in, and one of my favorite things to do is learn as much about it as I can and share my findings with kind gentlefolk such as yourself. In both my own work and in the stuff I read, I gravitate toward envelope-pushing, mind-bending ideas that challenge common assumptions.

Every story I write is a story with a purpose. I write to entertain you with ethical and philosophical crises, packaged in nail-biting thriller and mystery story lines, taking place in super-detailed story worlds. And I write to open your mind, and my own mind, to new ideas. Many, but not all, of my stories feature dark and ominous atmospheres, which is basically the opposite of my real-life personality. (Or at least, I’ve never heard anyone describe me as dark and ominous. But I certainly look pretty ominous in my picture on the top right, right?)

You’ll also notice my affinity for science in my books—even the fantasy ones. I can’t say I’m even an armchair expert in any particular subject, but I’m particularly keen on astronomy, cosmology, particle physics, artificial intelligence, and futurology. I could geek out with you for hours (or days? years? my entire life?) talking about all kinds of eclectic stuff.

My favorite book is A Storm of Swords, my hero is Neil deGrasse Tyson, and my favorite pastime is taking long walks on the beach. Preferably with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Also, for whatever it’s worth, I hold a master’s degree in film from the University of Central Florida. I still dabble in the film world a bit on the side.

The bottom line: writing fiction is my passion in life, and I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to share my stories with you.

Thanks for visiting, and if you want to chat over e-mail, I’d love to hear from you. You can reach me at joshthestoryteller@gmail.com.