June 07, 1982

    Humble Beginings

    The greatest (and most humble) author in history takes his first breath. Looking back, one must wonder, did his parents know then that this tiny infant would one day become the literary giant he was destined to be?

    June 07, 1982

    June 1, 1986

    The Influence

    At the tender age of 4, a certain influential adult who will remain nameless took Chad to see the movie “Aliens” because his mother wasn’t available to babysit. This gives birth to a lifelong obsession with film. From that point on, he was raised watching anything he could. (Complete top 10 list coming soon, but it will most definitely include The Princess Bride, The Empire Strikes Back, The Fellowship of the Ring and The Godfather to name a few).


    So Many Books

    Chad, a veracious reader in his own right and lover of all stories both written and oral, is introduced to JRR Tolkien. Before this year is done, he will have read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. From 8 until 23, Chad read those books annually. Seriously, you can see greatness brewing. What 8-year-old reads The Lord of the Rings?


    Early 90's

    Drawn to Comics

    Chad reads everything from Tolkien to Card to Poe. Comic books become a huge fascination. Binders full of his own superheroes and villains litter his parents’ home. Like the baseball cards of the 20’s and 30’s, his parents now realize the intrinsic value of so rare a possession. Too bad very little remains of those early strokes of brilliance.

    Mid 90's

    The Dream

    While under the enchantment of Professor Tolkien Chad has a dream. A vision. A revelation. A realization of destiny. In the dream, a man stood in the middle of a snow-covered valley. Swarthy men charged him from all sides. As they closed in on him, a flash of blue light enveloped the horde, leaving the man unscathed. This dream left an indelible impression that would eventually spawn his initial masterpiece, The Last Archide.

    Mid 90's

    Late 90's

    The Outcast

    Writing fascination continues but is dimmed by being a persecuted nerd (Liking superheroes, LOTR. Star Wars and Star Trek was NOT cool back then-trust me…or him). Highlight include wrestling and Eagle Scout.
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