About the Author
He fiddles around with synthesizers and music software and then writes reviews and tutorials for a variety of magazines, mainly Keyboard and Electronic Musician. In the past he has also written for such magazines as Mix, Drum, and Virtual Instruments.
He is the author of four nonfiction books — Power Tools for Synthesizer Programming and Chords & Harmony (both from Hal Leonard Publications) and Csound Power and Picture Yourself Playing Cello (both from Cengage Learning/Course Technology).
His fantasy stories have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and other magazines. His two published novels (Walk the Moons Road and The Wall at the Edge of the World) are both out of print.
He teaches cello privately in Livermore, California, and has performed with a number of local groups, including the Livermore Valley Opera, the Pleasanton Chamber Players, the Silicon Valley Symphony, the Pleasanton Playhouse, the Redwood Symphony, the Diablo Symphony, and the Livermore-Amador Symphony.
He has released six works of interactive fiction (text-based computer games, in other words) — “Not Just an Ordinary Ballerina,” “Lydia’s Heart,” “Mrs. Pepper’s Nasty Secret” (co-authored with Eric Eve), “April in Paris,” “A Flustered Duck,” and “The White Bull.” The duck won first place in the annual Spring Thing competition for 2009.
His personal website, which is rather moldy but perhaps not entirely devoid of interest, is www.musicwords.net. Email sent to email@example.com will reach him.