It was a fluke that I went through a decade of higher education before stumbling across a cognitive psychologist specializing in human factors to mentor me into a profession that brought it all together. I had always been motivated by a strong desire to collect many perspectives on the world as a student of philosophy, psychology, history, literature and as a nurse in a psychiatric facility and as a bartender. Even driving an eighteen-wheeler I was researching people. All that background will go into every novel I write and every user interaction I help.
I wanted to write a classic regular folks would actually read. I wanted to write an adventure academics would find resonant with meaning. You tell me how well I did.