About Me

I’m a pathologically curious fantasy and sci-fi geek who moonlights as a film/TV enthusiast and dabbles in microbiology. 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.

I write stories about ethical and philosophical crises, packaged in nail-biting thriller and mystery story lines, taking place in super-detailed story worlds. 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 microbiology, epidemiology, astronomy, cosmology, particle physics, artificial intelligence, and futurology. I could geek out with you for days talking about all kinds of eclectic stuff.

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

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.

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.