About Me

with my cats
with my cats

Will has been in love with heroic tales since age four, when his father read him the Lays of Ancient Rome and the Tales of King Arthur. He taught Ancient-Medieval History for years, but the line between this world and others has always been thin; the far reaches of fantasy, like the distant past, still bring him face to face with people like ourselves, with choices to make.

Will didn’t always make the right choices when he was young. Any stick or vaguely-sticklike object became a sword in his hands, to the great dismay of his five sisters. Everyone survived, in part by virtue of a rule forbidding him from handling umbrellas, ski poles, curtain rods and more.

Now Will lives and works in Newark Delaware with a wife more lovely than he can easily describe, a daughter more miraculous than anyone could credit, and more cats than you would readily believe.

Will has written about the Lands of Hope since his college days (which by now are also part of ancient history). His first tales include “Three Minutes to Midnight”, a slightly-dark sword and sorcery novelette, and “The Ring and the Flag”, the first story in the ongoing Shards of Light series. On this website, you will find other stories written about the Lands of Hope, including a Compendium of information about the Lands.