from Orange County teacher to science-fiction author


>>ORANGE COUNTY TEACHER HAS>>ORANGE COUNTY TEACHER HAS
ADDED EXTRA WORK TO HIS FREE>>ORANGE COUNTY TEACHER HAS
ADDED EXTRA WORK TO HIS FREE
TIME AFTER GRADING PAPERS, HE ADDED EXTRA WORK TO HIS FREE
TIME AFTER GRADING PAPERS, HE
WRITES HIS OWN STORY. TIME AFTER GRADING PAPERS, HE
WRITES HIS OWN STORY.
IT’S ALL ABOUT PURSUING WRITING WRITES HIS OWN STORY.
IT’S ALL ABOUT PURSUING WRITING
SCIENCE FICTION. IT’S ALL ABOUT PURSUING WRITING
SCIENCE FICTION.
>>FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE SCIENCE FICTION.
>>FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE
WRITING TABLE, HE SAID HE’S>>FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE
WRITING TABLE, HE SAID HE’S
ALWAYS GOT A PEN IN HIS HAND AND WRITING TABLE, HE SAID HE’S
ALWAYS GOT A PEN IN HIS HAND AND
NOW HE HAS THREE BOOKS TO PROVE ALWAYS GOT A PEN IN HIS HAND AND
NOW HE HAS THREE BOOKS TO PROVE
IT. NOW HE HAS THREE BOOKS TO PROVE
IT.
WE SEE HOW HE HOPES HIS JOURNEY IT.
WE SEE HOW HE HOPES HIS JOURNEY
WILL HELP STUDENTS FEEL FREE. WE SEE HOW HE HOPES HIS JOURNEY
WILL HELP STUDENTS FEEL FREE.
>>IT’S REALLY UNREAL. WILL HELP STUDENTS FEEL FREE.
>>IT’S REALLY UNREAL.
I’M KIND OF BLOWN AWAY BY IT.>>IT’S REALLY UNREAL.
I’M KIND OF BLOWN AWAY BY IT.
>>GREG IS LIVING HIS DREAM. I’M KIND OF BLOWN AWAY BY IT.
>>GREG IS LIVING HIS DREAM.
>>I ALWAYS HOPED AND DREAMED>>GREG IS LIVING HIS DREAM.
>>I ALWAYS HOPED AND DREAMED
THAT SOME DAY I MIGHT HAVE>>I ALWAYS HOPED AND DREAMED
THAT SOME DAY I MIGHT HAVE
STORIES BUT I PUSHED THAT PART THAT SOME DAY I MIGHT HAVE
STORIES BUT I PUSHED THAT PART
OF MYSELF ASIDE BECAUSE I DIDN’T STORIES BUT I PUSHED THAT PART
OF MYSELF ASIDE BECAUSE I DIDN’T
— IT WASN’T COOL AND I WANTED OF MYSELF ASIDE BECAUSE I DIDN’T
— IT WASN’T COOL AND I WANTED
TO BE LIKED MORE THAN ANYTHING — IT WASN’T COOL AND I WANTED
TO BE LIKED MORE THAN ANYTHING
ELSE. TO BE LIKED MORE THAN ANYTHING
ELSE.
>>HE REMEMBERS BEING PICKED ON ELSE.
>>HE REMEMBERS BEING PICKED ON
FOR READING COMIC BOOKS AND FOR>>HE REMEMBERS BEING PICKED ON
FOR READING COMIC BOOKS AND FOR
BEING FASCINATED BY THE FOR READING COMIC BOOKS AND FOR
BEING FASCINATED BY THE
MYSTERIES OF SCIENCE AND BEING FASCINATED BY THE
MYSTERIES OF SCIENCE AND
GALAXIES FAR, FAR AWAY. MYSTERIES OF SCIENCE AND
GALAXIES FAR, FAR AWAY.
>>I’VE ALWAYS BEEN INTO THAT GALAXIES FAR, FAR AWAY.
>>I’VE ALWAYS BEEN INTO THAT
SCI-FI, NERDY STUFF.>>I’VE ALWAYS BEEN INTO THAT
SCI-FI, NERDY STUFF.
I’VE BEEN INTO MARVEL SINCE I SCI-FI, NERDY STUFF.
I’VE BEEN INTO MARVEL SINCE I
WAS REAL LITTLE. I’VE BEEN INTO MARVEL SINCE I
WAS REAL LITTLE.
STAR WARS AND SOMETHING ELSE WAS REAL LITTLE.
STAR WARS AND SOMETHING ELSE
THAT MADE A BIG IMPACT ON ME STAR WARS AND SOMETHING ELSE
THAT MADE A BIG IMPACT ON ME
GROWING UP WAS ACTUALLY PLAYING THAT MADE A BIG IMPACT ON ME
GROWING UP WAS ACTUALLY PLAYING
VIDEO GAMES. GROWING UP WAS ACTUALLY PLAYING
VIDEO GAMES.
>>WRITING WAS ALSO AN ESCAPE VIDEO GAMES.
>>WRITING WAS ALSO AN ESCAPE
AND HELPED TO COPE WITH PERSONAL>>WRITING WAS ALSO AN ESCAPE
AND HELPED TO COPE WITH PERSONAL
ISSUES. AND HELPED TO COPE WITH PERSONAL
ISSUES.
>>I STRUGGLED WITH DEPRESSION ISSUES.
>>I STRUGGLED WITH DEPRESSION
IN MY LIFE AND WRITING WAS VERY>>I STRUGGLED WITH DEPRESSION
IN MY LIFE AND WRITING WAS VERY
CATHARTIC. IN MY LIFE AND WRITING WAS VERY
CATHARTIC.
>>HIS CHARACTERS ARE WELL CATHARTIC.
>>HIS CHARACTERS ARE WELL
WRITTEN AND VERY STRONG, WHETHER>>HIS CHARACTERS ARE WELL
WRITTEN AND VERY STRONG, WHETHER
THEY ARE STRONG FOR THE GOD OR WRITTEN AND VERY STRONG, WHETHER
THEY ARE STRONG FOR THE GOD OR
BAD. THEY ARE STRONG FOR THE GOD OR
BAD.
>>SPECIAL NEEDS TEACHER SAID BAD.
>>SPECIAL NEEDS TEACHER SAID
HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW, WHO HAPPENS>>SPECIAL NEEDS TEACHER SAID
HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW, WHO HAPPENS
TO BE AN AUTHOR, OFTEN HELPS HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW, WHO HAPPENS
TO BE AN AUTHOR, OFTEN HELPS
EDIT ROUGH DRAFTS. TO BE AN AUTHOR, OFTEN HELPS
EDIT ROUGH DRAFTS.
>>WHEN HE STARTED FICTION, HE EDIT ROUGH DRAFTS.
>>WHEN HE STARTED FICTION, HE
NOT ONLY HAD A LOVE FOR IT BUT A>>WHEN HE STARTED FICTION, HE
NOT ONLY HAD A LOVE FOR IT BUT A
GOOD GRASP OF THE STORY AND THE NOT ONLY HAD A LOVE FOR IT BUT A
GOOD GRASP OF THE STORY AND THE
CHARACTERS WHICH IS MOST GOOD GRASP OF THE STORY AND THE
CHARACTERS WHICH IS MOST
IMPORTANT IS TO BE ABLE TO LOOK CHARACTERS WHICH IS MOST
IMPORTANT IS TO BE ABLE TO LOOK
INTO PEOPLE AND DO GOOD IMPORTANT IS TO BE ABLE TO LOOK
INTO PEOPLE AND DO GOOD
CHARACTERIZATION. INTO PEOPLE AND DO GOOD
CHARACTERIZATION.
>>HIS FIRST SCIENCE FICTION CHARACTERIZATION.
>>HIS FIRST SCIENCE FICTION
THRILLER IS A MURDER MYSTERY>>HIS FIRST SCIENCE FICTION
THRILLER IS A MURDER MYSTERY
TAKES PLACE IN A MANSION ON THRILLER IS A MURDER MYSTERY
TAKES PLACE IN A MANSION ON
MARS. TAKES PLACE IN A MANSION ON
MARS.
HIS SECOND BOOK, UNNATURAL MARS.
HIS SECOND BOOK, UNNATURAL
SELECTION, IS A TALE OF LIFE AND HIS SECOND BOOK, UNNATURAL
SELECTION, IS A TALE OF LIFE AND
DEATH IN OUTER SPACE BETWEEN A SELECTION, IS A TALE OF LIFE AND
DEATH IN OUTER SPACE BETWEEN A
MAN AND HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND. DEATH IN OUTER SPACE BETWEEN A
MAN AND HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND.
>>IT’S CREATIVE AUTHORS, MAN AND HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND.
>>IT’S CREATIVE AUTHORS,
FINDING WAYS TO TELL THEIR>>IT’S CREATIVE AUTHORS,
FINDING WAYS TO TELL THEIR
STORIES, STORIES THAT MAYBE SOME FINDING WAYS TO TELL THEIR
STORIES, STORIES THAT MAYBE SOME
PEOPLE WOULDN’T WANT TOLD IN STORIES, STORIES THAT MAYBE SOME
PEOPLE WOULDN’T WANT TOLD IN
VERY DIFFERENT AND EXOTIC WAYS. PEOPLE WOULDN’T WANT TOLD IN
VERY DIFFERENT AND EXOTIC WAYS.
>>ALTHOUGH HIS BOOKS ARE FOR AN VERY DIFFERENT AND EXOTIC WAYS.
>>ALTHOUGH HIS BOOKS ARE FOR AN
ADULT AUDIENCE, HE TELLS ME HE’S>>ALTHOUGH HIS BOOKS ARE FOR AN
ADULT AUDIENCE, HE TELLS ME HE’S
THINKING ABOUT THE LITTLE ONES. ADULT AUDIENCE, HE TELLS ME HE’S
THINKING ABOUT THE LITTLE ONES.
HE ALREADY HAS A CHILDREN’S BOOK THINKING ABOUT THE LITTLE ONES.
HE ALREADY HAS A CHILDREN’S BOOK
IN THE WORKS WHICH WILL BE BASED HE ALREADY HAS A CHILDREN’S BOOK
IN THE WORKS WHICH WILL BE BASED
ON THE FIRST CHILD TO LIVE ON IN THE WORKS WHICH WILL BE BASED
ON THE FIRST CHILD TO LIVE ON
MARS. ON THE FIRST CHILD TO LIVE ON
MARS.
HE HOPES HIS STORY SERVES AS AN MARS.
HE HOPES HIS STORY SERVES AS AN
EXAMPLE FOR KIDS WHO MIGHT SHY HE HOPES HIS STORY SERVES AS AN
EXAMPLE FOR KIDS WHO MIGHT SHY
AWAY FROM PURSUING THEIR OWN EXAMPLE FOR KIDS WHO MIGHT SHY
AWAY FROM PURSUING THEIR OWN
DREAMS. AWAY FROM PURSUING THEIR OWN
DREAMS.
>>I HOPE THAT KIDS REALIZE IT’S DREAMS.
>>I HOPE THAT KIDS REALIZE IT’S
OKAY TO LIKE NERDY STUFF AND NOT>>I HOPE THAT KIDS REALIZE IT’S
OKAY TO LIKE NERDY STUFF AND NOT
TO QUASH WHO THEY ARE TO FIT IN OKAY TO LIKE NERDY STUFF AND NOT
TO QUASH WHO THEY ARE TO FIT IN
WHICH IS WHAT I DID FOR A VERY TO QUASH WHO THEY ARE TO FIT IN
WHICH IS WHAT I DID FOR A VERY
LONG TIME. WHICH IS WHAT I DID FOR A VERY
LONG TIME.
IF THERE’S AN IMPACT AT ALL, I LONG TIME.
IF THERE’S AN IMPACT AT ALL, I
HOPE THEY SEE SOME THINGS LIKE IF THERE’S AN IMPACT AT ALL, I
HOPE THEY SEE SOME THINGS LIKE
OKAY. HOPE THEY SEE SOME THINGS LIKE
OKAY.
I CAN LIKE THIS STUFF.

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