Anaheim, California, United States
Home page: http://www.jessture.com/
Here's a dirty little secret of mine: I write fiction. Science fiction, fantasy, speculative - yeah, *that* stuff. My first published story was "Yet Another Reality," which appeared in the March 1999 issue of Aphelion. I've since written dozens of short stories, novelettes, and novellas; a good many have been published in a variety of online and small press venues, such as: Anotherealm, Aphelion, Deep Magic, Demensions, ShadowKeep, and Sword's Edge.
Two unlikely candidates inspired my passion for writing: Star Trek (shudder) and Piers Anthony. The former I became obsessed with as a child - to the point of writing my own episodes on a scrappy 8.5x11 PenTab tablet; the latter I discovered when I was fourteen and had to do a book report for English class. Anthony's Phthor had somehow made it onto the list of acceptable books, and I was thrilled with the dark, somber scenery of Chthon. It was around this time that I decided to seriously pursue writing as a part-time career (as opposed to just a hobby).
Over the years, and for various reasons, I've written under several pen names, the most popular of which is probably "A.J. Thompson." If you look real carefully, you might also find some online goodies by "Paul Hartness" too.
Lately, I've been focusing more on long-form projects. 2004 saw the release of The Knack and Time Chaser; both novels were based on previously-published online serial runs at deviantART. In 2005, The Midnight Recollections, my first short story anthology, was released under the Vertigo Alley Books imprint.
Currently, my third novel, Stories from the Steel Garden, can be ordered from my Lulu.com Storefront.
Interests: Anything within my chosen genre - that includes books, movies, music, and certain specific curry recipes. ;)
Published writer: No