Jeff is a science fiction and fantasy writer from the Maryland who has produced a great many stories, and even managed to get one published. For pay. No, really, he did. His story, The Fairy Folk, appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine (issue #73, December, 2018). He hopes to announce additional sales soon, contracts pending and fingers crossed.
Jeff works for Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, home of New Horizons, Parker Solar Probe, and the newly approved Dragonfly mission to Titan. That’s right, those crazy scientists are going to land a probe that can fly around on another planet. If you ask Jeff, he’ll tell you it’s probably just an excuse for a Guinness World Record at the longest remote control of a quad copter. 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 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. At the time – the late 1980’s – I was heavily involved with an RPG group and 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.