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About Roger

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My name is Roger and I welcome you to my Web Site!

A little bit about me….

Born in:  Detroit, Michigan

Grew up in:  Upper Peninsula of Michigan (yup – I’m a Yooper!)

Current location: I currently live in Milwaukee, WI — although I must admit that my heart lies in places with a warmer climate.

Occupation:  I am a writer of  fiction and non-fiction (technical manuals) and an amateur photographer .

Work:  I spent most of my life working with technology. Past (and current) occupations include: French teacher, English teacher, computer programmer (mainly databases and SQL), computer software trainer (Photoshop, Microsoft Office and Macintosh software), photographer, training coordinator and technical writer.

What I do:  I write fiction (mainly paranormal/fantasy), computer training manuals (courseware) for my day job: mainly courses in Photoshop, Lightroom, Microsoft Office, Macintosh and project management.  I still do some contract work on the side teaching Photoshop, Lightroom as well as database design but prefer to spend my time writing about vampires, werewolves, angst tarot readers and ghosts.

Hobbies/Interests:  I enjoy pretty much anything photography/photography software related.  I also travel as much as I can and play the harp (for fun, not professionally).  I am also a certified Master Gardener Volunteer in Wisconsin so I spend a good deal of my free time in area gardens.  I am also a sucker for languages and spend time brushing up on my French and Spanish in my spare time.  I also like the usual stuff:  voraciously reading books, going to the movies, spending time out in nature, listening to music, playing with gadgets and riding my motorcycle.

Little Known Tidbit:  I grew up in a house without hot running water, a bathtub or a shower.  Wanna know more about that?  Ask me 🙂  I know, right?

My Work:  My books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords and Kobo.  I also release the occasional bonus story that’s only available to my Newsletter subscribers.  If you want to find out more about my upcoming work, you can subscribe to my newsletter HERE.

This site: I created this blog to share my world and my work with you!  I intend it to a place for me to share who I am and what I like to do: to talk about about some of my favorite things such as writing and photography, perhaps discuss my favorite books, movies and gadgets (I am a bit of a geek, I admit), discuss my work and to display some of my photography  — one of the means by which I document and tell the story of my life. Through my work and this blog, I hope to try and see the world in a new way and share it with you.

Hopefully, you’ll enjoy the postings and get to know me and my work a bit better.

Also, don’t hesitate to contact me – I love hearing from folks!