Spent some years as a lab tech, then a bicycle messenger, and a couple times as a library page, then decided that computers looked like fun. Spent a career as a programmer and Unix/Linux systems administrator.
And in fandom most of my life, having discovered it (it was my father’s fault) before I was 17.
My late wife, who died young, was going to be a writer, and involved me in the writing. Years later, in the mid-teens, one of my daughters caught the bug, and in trying to help her, I started writing seriously. I write what I want to read, mostly SF, though I’ve written some fantasy shorts. My first published writing was a short novelette in the Grantville Gazette #87, and 11,000 Years is my first published novel.