I was born in Germany on a U.S. military base and then moved to America before I was one year old. Up until fifth grade my family traveled quite extensively around the U.S. until settling in Southern California where I finished elementary school and high school. After high school, I worked for a few years at a corporate office job as an auditor and operations manager until I realized I wanted adventure in my life. I packed up a duffel bag and ventured out into the world. I spent several years hitchhiking around the country, stopping when I found a town I liked. Often I would spend an extended amount of time in that town just working a menial job and writing. Now, I am 33 and married with a daughter. I have self-published my first novel, "Clouds of Tyranny" (http://www.amazon.com/Clouds-Tyranny-J-R-Pond-ebook/dp/B00DHO4U9I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455076542&sr=8-1&keywords=clouds+of+tyranny), and I'm currently working on three more novels.In fact, it is my new years resolution to have them written by the end of the year, but not edited yet. One of those novels is a space adventure whose Prologue I have posted here on Scriggler. I hope you enjoy it as well as all other works I post here. I'm also available for freelance work. Thanks for reading.