Born in the middle of Generation X, my imagination was captured early on by the likes of Norton, Asimov and Heinlein, while "Flowers for Algernon" resonated in my memory ever since I found it in a "Best of" collection in the library when I was twelve. I never really planned on writing myself, but an overload of internal creativity (or insanity) mixed with my wife's prompting a few years ago got me started on the all-consuming path of the Muse.
I am happily married with three young children, and live in Perth, Western Australia. I have been a university tutor and laboratory supervisor in physics and metallurgy, a science communicator, a room service waiter, a book salesman, a criminal intelligence analyst, a statistician, a computer programmer, a small business owner, a business intelligence manager, and now a Chief Information Officer. One day I intend to decide what I want to be when I grow up, but since the answer is likely to still be "an astronaut", I'll probably continue to write speculative fiction as a cathartic release.
My fiction has previously appeared in AntipodeSF and Cosmos Magazine, and I won third place in the 2010 Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest.
I am interested in pretty much everything (except reality TV, hip-hop and people who want to be famesque, but I didn't need to say it three times), and have begun to blog about my observations on life, the universe and other crusty things you find under the cushions late at night: http://theapeman.wordpress.com