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Building Worlds, Destroying Them, Then Building Them Again, but Properly

A professional writer with nearly 20 years of experience in fiction, service journalism, and gaming narrative design. Please check out the Portfolio page for a delineated breakdown of publicly available writing.

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I wrote my first short story when I was five, hunting and pecking on an eggshell white typewriter, using more correction fluid than ink. It was the tale of a young man who will not follow his grandmother's simple instructions about avoiding the woods near her house, resulting in his being turned in to a beetle and stomped on. 

Rather than send me to the counselor's office, my kindergarten teacher entered it in a writing competition for 8 to 12-year-olds. It won. This gave me the unfortunate lifelong impression that punching well above my weight class was a good idea.

In the regrettably numerous intervening years, I have had writing published in horror and fantasy anthologies in three countries, contributed to Scholastic's magazine group, been featured in Huffington Post's political and satire sections, and am finishing edits on two full-length novels, hoping to find a home in 2019.

As a side project, I build, or assist in building, world settings and character backgrounds/story arcs for game designers or tabletop players who have all the right ideas, but perhaps not all the right words.

I occasionally tour as a stand-up comedian, and was once a contestant on Comedy Central's @midnight.

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CATEGORY FIVE, by Richard Jeter

When a historically powerful hurricane makes landfall in New Orleans, the casualties are predictably catastrophic, but the cause may not be as straightforward as it seems. Eyewitness accounts from inside the storm reveal a more sinister, ravenous evil unleashed beneath the flood waters that night, and tell of a desperate FEMA cover-up of the truth.

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