About Me

I’m a pathologically curious fantasy and sci-fi geek who moonlights as a film/TV enthusiast and dabbles in epidemiology. 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, and I’m currently pursuing a second master’s, this one in the epidemiology of infectious disease, from the University of South Florida.

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.