I was educated at San Diego State and Stanford, worked in oil and gas exploration, and now maintain a professional fiduciary practice administering bankruptcy and receivership estates. Yes, big career change. I write in my spare time. I'm a voracious reader - favorite books include Wolf Hall, The Mask of Apollo, In the Hand of Dante, and The Bookshop. I do some outdoor stuff -- climbing, skiing, and surfing. I was born and raised in San Diego, and now divide my time between Modesto and Santa Cruz.