“I’ve been writing fiction for ten years. I’ve written plays that were produced even though they were short, one-act plays. … When someone asks “What hobbies do you have?”, I never consider writing to be a hobby. It’s as big a passion for me as coming in [to the machine shop] and working. … I started writing basically about growing up in my hometown of Baltimore and how rough and tumble it was … People are my inspiration. And most of my short stories are mostly dialogue because I love the interaction between people.”
In the office of Greg Shipman, manager of the Geophysical Institute’s machine shop.