I spent almost forty years trying to find a label for myself. Am I writer or a programmer? A father or a son? Sooner or later, and occasionally repeatedly, I realized that while there are a lot of labels for myself, there isn't only a single one that defines me. I am many thing and proud of almost every one.
…large repository of useless knowledge.
Foremost, I'm a voracious learner of everything I can get my hands on. Of course, this means I end up being a large repository of useless knowledge, but it also makes me a jack-of-trades. I'm also a husband of one and a father of two.
I am a writer of mostly fiction, including stories and novels. Some of them have actually resulted in a published novel while I have various stories scattered among some small presses and publications. When I do write, I like to know more than the story on the page, so I also easily lose myself in world-building and exploration.
I'm also a coder. I create compliance software by day and random programs by night. I also managed to pull out a few games here and there, both on pen-and-paper and on the computer. Somewhere down the line, I got interested in typography, geology, and open source software.
Bruised and humiliated, Kanéko arrives in Rock River. As Garèo is distracted by the appearance of his horse, she is forced to deal with the dog girl. Things go quickly wrong when Maris runs off without warning.
As they head to meet up with the rest of the students, Garèo takes a detour to pick up one of his other students. Kanéko quickly finds herself in trouble with the new student when she can't see beyond the furry ears and tail.
As they head to meet up with the rest of the students, Garèo takes a detour to pick up one of his other students. Kanéko is dismissive until she finds out their destination has a steam-driven saw, one of the very things she found fascinating since she found out she couldn't use magic.
After dragging her heavy chest to the mile marker outside her father's tower, Kanéko finds out that her lies have dragged her further into deception when she meetings up with Garèo, a native brought in to teach her the ways of the desert.
Recovering from the explosion in the stable, Kanéko realizes her father is going to take away her tools while she is on her trip. Desperate to keep going, she decides to do the only thing she could think of: hide them.
Years later, Kanéko is still haunted by that fateful day when she found she had no ability to use magic. Unwilling to accept that, she found a new 's struggle to erase that fateful day have still borne no fruit. Her current passion of puzzling out
Late in manifesting her powers, Kanéko can't wait to find out which magical ability she will have. Could it be her father's earth magic, a simple talent, or something more exotic? Will she be a mage of legends or only the daughter of a local bartim?