Author has written 2 stories for Harry Potter.
I was born well before you were near Vandenburg AFB in California's central coast, and spent the next decade and a half living in various parts of the world as an Air Force brat. After finishing university, I moved back to California, and these days I am working as a computer scientist in research at HP Labs in Palo Alto.
My interests run the gamut from operating a small hobby farm, to trail riding my Percheron mare out over the east bay hills. I am fairly well read in philosophy and history, and of course technology. I am also a homeschooling parent, so when I'm not writing my kids are probably dragging me into a game of Minecraft, or else Lego something-or-other.
My rule of thumb for growing up is don't sweat the big birthdays that end in zeroes. It is the ones that end in fives that really throw you.