Jeff is a science fiction and fantasy writer from the Maryland who has produced a great many stories, and even managed to get some published. His work appears in Clarkesworld, Escape Pod, Daily Science Fiction, Apparition Literary Magazine, Andromeda Spaceways magazine, and the Common Bonds Anthology of speculative aromantic fiction.
Jeff works for Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, home of New Horizons, Parker Solar Probe, and the newly approved Dragonfly mission to Titan. He’s only a software licensing analyst, though, and doesn’t do any of the really cool stuff like building space probes and meeting Brian Mays.
Besides graduating from Viable Paradise writers forum, as well as the Stonecoast writers’ conference, Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Simulation and Digital Entertainment from the University of Baltimore. This makes him one of the 95% of graduates who do not actually use their degree for work, although it did make him a fabulous panelist on Video Game Nostalgia during Worldcon 2019.
Jeff lives with his amazing wife, some kids that apparently belong to them, and a dog named Cooper who did the voice over for Doug in the Pixar movie UP (at least in the human’s heads) and who worships at the altar of Ball. All cats living in the household shall remain nameless, because calling on them opens a gateway to purr-gatory.
About Trollbreath: Trollbreath started as a creative endeavor wrapped around the design of DnD supplements, mostly character sheets and game modules. I wanted to replace some of the documents provided by the company for players to use. Trollbreath became the fictional name of the character who was doing the design work, a depressed troll artist with severe halitosis. Over the years it’s served as a place for my creative outlets, whether blogging, game design, or writing and I keep paying for the domain name out of sheer cussedness.
Reviews: Like anyone, I have opinions about the media I consume. I believe, though, that my reviews should never focus entirely on negatives. Even if I didn’t engage with something, I can always find aspects of it I enjoyed. Thus, I’ll never be a “great” reviewer because I’ll never be unduly mean about the work others have produced. It’s just not in my nature, though I’m happy to rant and froth about conservative politics and their absolute detriment to functional, happy societies of caring, empathetic citizens.