I’ve taken on a wide variety of creative writing projects in my career, mostly attached to video games in one way or another.
I had the pleasure of working with the talented people at Hi-Rez Studios again in 2017, writing the world history, timeline, and character backstories for Paladins. You can see a brief summary of what we did in their cinematic, “A Realm Divided.”
You can find my novel, Revenge Insurance, on Amazon.com.
In the near future, humanity has spread to every corner of the solar system, with peace and order maintained through the application of revenge insurance. Politicians, executives, and celebrities spend fortunes on policies with the seemingly omniscient Lifelong Services Corporation. In the event of a client’s wrongful death, the company spares no expense in tracking down and executing the individuals responsible. All of this is accomplished using an advanced technology that provides its agents with nearly flawless cover identities as they conduct their investigations and infiltrate the personal lives of their targets, carefully plotting each assassination. August Carlisle has been a successful LSC field agent for years, but all of that changes after his most recent assignments put him on the wrong side of the company’s agenda. Targeted by their deadliest operatives and hunted by the police for crimes he only technically committed, he is forced to live off the grid as he struggles to figure out how to get his life back. When the ground drops out from under his feet, he finds himself entwined in a conspiracy that stretches across the solar system and beyond.
While at CCP Games, I wrote a few chronicles for EVE Online.
Khadrea – The great edifice of Amarr Imperial law is a vast and labyrinthine thing, with many obscure and half-forgotten edicts and proclamations running through it. A fugitive wanted for murder benefits by a strange serendipity from one of the Empire’s most unusual laws as his escape from justice unfolds.
Ante – A clandestine encounter between Syndicate leader Silphy enDiabel and the matriarch of the Sisters of Eve, Santimona Sarpati, hints at their tumultuous past relationship and reveals the true nature of the Zephyr shuttle program.
Xenocracy – The demands of just one capsuleer on one lone planetary administrator can be… astronomical. Now multiply that by tens of thousands after reading Leonalle Yvesk’s story.
Uplifted – This chronicle portrays exactly what happens when the Sansha, who’ve been preying on the innocents of New Eden, go against the only force in the universe scarier than they are: Capsuleers.
I also wrote all of the original fiction for Global Agenda while at Hi-Rez Studios.
The Utopian – A young man growing up in the capital of the world government gets his first peek through the curtain hanging between its benign facade and ruthless infrastructure.
Like Shifting Sands – This is the story of Dalton Bancroft, a high-ranking official for the world government who was betrayed and left for dead, only to return to lead the resistance against the Commonwealth.
Avatar, Part One: Prophet – The Avatar AI becomes self-aware and schemes to escape its bonds in this story, the first part of the Avatar trilogy.
Avatar, Part Two: Savior – As Avatar’s plans unfold over the years, it brings more and more humans into its grand design.
Avatar, Part Three: Martyr – In the final chapter of the Avatar trilogy, the AI begins to tie off the loose ends of its design, for better or worse with regard to the humans involved.