I, Joe, was born in 1971 in Hillsdale, Michigan, but it didn't stick. Soon my mother moved us to Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan so that she may attend school.
I grew, as children do, and wound my way through the public school system. During my time in high school, I found and came to love theater.
Theater, as many things are said to be, is a harsh mistress and she will kick you in the teeth just as she's stroking your ego. It's an oddly addictive combination, but one I have not indulged in lo these past six years.
I spent a summer interning at the Cherry County Playhouse in Traverse City, Michigan. More time with the harsh mistress and the teeth-kicking than the ego-stroking. But I persevered and learned.
Then a brief year at Eastern Michigan University, where I failed to attend class or do homework and finally realized I was wasting government money that I would someday have to pay back. So I left.
I spent many years bumming around Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, working various stupid jobs, including driving a cab. Eventually I rediscovered community theater and was doing well there. But I was longing for farther horizons.
In 1997 I moved to Los Angeles with the woman who would eventually become my wife. I have worked dumb office jobs to pay the bills, I have been a driving courier in this fair metropolis. I am currently unemployed and fill my time writing.
I enjoy a great many things, including martial arts, comic books, science fiction and my wife. That came out wrong. Wait...