I’m an information security professional living and working in New England, and after many years of work-related non-fiction writing I’ve decided to explore the creative, unstructured, and remarkably adjective-rich world of fiction.


DEF CON for N00bs

A gentle introduction to (the wonder and the chaos of) DEF CON



This story takes a lighthearted approach to a serious topic – authoritarian governments using technology to spy on and repress their citizens, and how motivated people can fight back.

This story won Second Place in the DEF CON 27 Short Story Contest (2019)

Tone DEF: a DEF CON Love Story

In which a DEF CON N00b , Max, tries to be more extroverted while attending a Skytalks session. Drama ensues.