About Me Shawn, an unabashed follower in nerdy pop culture - loves video games, books, anime, movies, comic books, toys, and television (where he holds a borderline unhealthy obsession with “The Office.”) His fascination with video games early in his life, being fascinated with the cabinet art on an old coin-op arcade game. Then, when he was able to actually put eyes on the screen, the fascination blossomed to a full-on obsession – one that later expanded to comics, books, anime, TV, and movies. From a young age, he knew he wanted to create and entertain. As an early teen, he discovered a passion and talent for writing – cultivated alongside skills in coding and design. These passions and skills, combined with an ill-advised degree in Psychology with secondary concentrations in English and Film (I mean, come’on… A computer science degree was right there!) culminated in a career path in Game Development. Since getting his start in the game industry, Shawn has spent 2 decades developing games, where he’s worked as a programmer, designer, writer, and producer. In his time in the game industry, Shawn has worked in various roles on several amazing companies and several amazing titles, including Wordscapes, Super Lucky’s Tale, New Super Lucky’s Tale, Star Trek: Elite Force II, and Bioware’s epic story-driven RPG – Star Wars: The Old Republic. Now, after years of helping to create worlds and stories for interactive gameplay, he’s turned his creative and narrative talents to novels and linear storytelling. His tense and action-packed debut novel – Silicon Override – released in early 2021, and his latest work is already in development. As for how Shawn spends his time… Well, his passions and hobbies have not changed much since he was a child. He still loves movies, comics, books, movies and video games. For games, he loves most anything, though he harbors a special love for retro titles. And while he’ll play MMOs, he seldom ventures into the competitive online space. Not because he dislikes the games, simply because he knows he’s utterly terrible and doesn’t wish to inflict his awfulness on any potential teammates, who’d invariably have to carry him to victory like a mewling, grumpy, toddler. Except, instead of being a cute baby, he’s just really bad at competitive games. Seriously. He’s bad. Really terrible. Like, it’s shameful. Not kidding – this isn’t some self-deprecating author comment… He’s objectively awful. When he’s not working, writing, playing games, procrastinating, or binge-watching TV. Shawn enjoys spending time with his family in their Texas home.