I’ve lived all over the world, raised in a family with eleven brothers and sisters. I spent my early childhood in Hawaii and the rest of my growing-up years trying to figure out a way to get back there, with stops in South Korea, Michigan and Germany along the way. Before writing fiction, I tried my hand at many things, including wargame simulation and youth development research. But I decided it was much more fun to work on stories than statistics. These days, I still love Hawaii, but have found my home under the moody skies of the Pacific Northwest.