My name is Brian, and I started writing The House of Torunthane during summer school in Rhode Island, way back in 1999. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Californication” album was on the radio, Eagle Eye Cherry’s “Save Tonight” was a hit, and I had a notebook and time. I found I have a real bad habit of seeing any major project through, so it wasn’t until 2014 that I finished writing it.
The adventures of Vedin and Menver weren’t the only stories I wrote. I kept my imagination busy in college, spending time in the University of Notre Dame’s library (re: “Touchdown Jesus”) just listening to music and hammering away streams of consciousness at the keyboard. Several of those stories never made it past the hard drive.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame (’04) and am pursuing a Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate Change from John Hopkins University. I have spent the last 13+ years in the United States Navy with a background in nuclear power (operations, maintenance, and regulation). When I can, I enjoy writing (surprise?), photography (real amateur), scuba diving, and, most of all, wrasslin’ with the kids.