I never had a chance. My parents were avid readers and some of my earliest memories were looking at fantasy and science fiction paperback covers. It only got worse when I learned to read, picking up Tolkien, which led to Brooks, which took me to Eddings, all of which fueled a love of reading. Reading led to gaming.
I started story telling in the role playing games I over indulged in both as a player and as a GM. While creating a campaign that never saw the light of day I enjoyed the world so much that I sat down to write seriously.
Currently I’m working in an Urban Fantasy setting and co-creating a Science Fiction universe with my wife.