After getting hired as an automobile engineer and six years of driving prototype cars around test tracks, I finally quit my job to become a writer.
My debut novel, The Tellurian Threat, is the first book in a sci-fi trilogy (The Tellurian Archives). It follows Kyle & Rohan as they scramble to discover and save the subterranean city of Waylain from an unforeseen disaster that threatens to destroy a million lives.
All through middle and high school, I remember spending all my free time reading fiction. I’d read on the bus on the way to school and back, I’d read during the lunch break, and even stealth read novels when I was supposed to be doing homework or studying for tests.
The two books that inspired me to start writing were Tom Clancy’s Line Of Control & Christopher Paolini’s Eragon. Not because the books were great, but because they lit a fire in me. I believed I could write just as well, if not better.
But alas, I was led astray by society’s expectations, joined engineering school, and got a job as an automobile engineer. My love for books and my desire to write were forgotten for a few years.
Luckily, I rediscovered my passion for reading and writing fiction, and am grateful that I get to do it every day. Currently, I’m working on my second novel, Book 2 of The Tellurian Archives series.
What’s with the weird website name, “The Muddle”?
Here’s the thing. Even though I love writing fiction, it doesn’t pay the bills (at least, not yet). So a significant chunk of my time is spent on writing blog posts and marketing materials for clients. I enjoy the work, but my heart truly lies in writing fiction.
So I’m in a muddle — doing writing projects I get paid for, and writing fiction — and eager to bridge the gap.
I believe we’re all in some kind of muddle. Doing things that we know must be done while trying to figure out ways of doing things that we love. And that leaves us feeling confused, unsure of what to do.
We can choose to bridge this gap, but it doesn’t happen overnight. That’s why we feel like we’re in a muddle all the time. Hence, the name “The Muddle.”
If you haven’t read my novella, The Tellurian Threat: Prelude, you can download it for free at the link below.
Or if you’d like to read some of my short stories, you can find them here.