I am an Arizona-based author with Midwestern roots. In addition to being a writer, I have also designed Adventures Under the Laughing Moon—a tabletop role-playing game based on my fantasy series and set in the world of Mythren. This is a world I have been developing for more than twenty years with rich characters, compelling conflicts and a long history with many footprints in the sand. Over the years, this series has expanded to include novels, short stories, comic books, and original character and creature designs showcased at pop culture and comic conventions. I love the interactive and creative atmosphere of tabletop game play, and I thoroughly enjoy seeing these characters and creatures brought to life through photography and cosplay.
After disappearing from the scene for a couple of years, I have returned with a new project I'm very proud of. Laughing Moon: Wheelhouse is a post-apocalyptic fantasy role-playing game set thousands of years after a cataclysmic event shattered the world of Mythren. A broken moon grins in the sky and the shadow of an ominous tower now looms over the last vestiges of civilization known as the Twelve Towns. The world after the Breaking is a vastly changed setting. Magic is scarce, the gods are missing, and all that holds this fraying reality together is the Wheelhouse and the unseen denizens within. A gigantic and mysterious structure, the Wheelhouse is a lynch-pin tower that stands as the last link to the ancient world that was. Yet in these days it’s magic is waning, and as it’s tenuous grasp slowly slips, new threats emerge in the Remains of Mythren and newly-awakened powers begin at last to stir. Our heroes, a mix of Wheelhouse servants, rogues, scavengers, Bone Casters and bards, find themselves immersed in a battle where good and evil are lost amidst the greater mysteries of, reality, transcendence, and oblivion.
In addition to the updated setting, I have also transitioned from author to storyteller, swapping out a writer's keyboard for online streaming, and sharing my stories through the new Laughing Moon Twitch channel.
You can catch me and my Laughing Moon gamers LIVE on Twitch every Sunday night at 5:30pm (mst)! Just click on the Twitch link at the top of the page.
If you would like to take a deep dive into this world that I have created, I would love for you to become a patron of Laughing Moon. You can see what all I have to offer here: www.patreon.com/LaughingMoon.