"Inspired at an early age by the works of Jack Chalker and Timothy Zahn, AJ is a part time freelance writer and full time computer geek. He holds a B.A. in Computer Science and is hard at work on both a prequel to Majesty’s Offspring titled Age of Majesty and a new alternate history, paranormal/sci-fi novel called Soul Census.
AJ resides in a cave surrounded by figments of his imagination who guard him from human contact so that he can continue to focus his energy on his writing, doing 3D modeling and art, and sometimes even playing a video game or two.
Occasionally however, his family—comprised of a wife, two kids, a cat and dog—will battle their way past his minions to drag him out of this cave and into the real world… rumored to be somewhere in the southern parts of North America.
When not in front of the keyboard, AJ enjoys spending time with his family, biking, running, traveling and restaurant-hopping— sometimes all in the same day. His dream is to make enough money from his novels to actually afford a cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee— an unusual measure of success.
After surviving the horrors of World War I, Willem Maddock thought he would be returning to a better life. Instead, the streets of New York greeted him with only the promise of poverty.
Penniless and without purpose, his life seemed to be headed nowhere until he met a mysterious man in a dark alley who wanted to recruit him to be an agent of Census—a secret organization charged with controlling the reincarnation process of all souls.
Guaranteed some coffee, a meal, and a job description that included dealing with haunted houses, battling demons, and occasionally cracking some heads—it sounded a lot better than what the slums of New York had to offer him.
As he embarked on a mission to round up “lost souls”, a conspiracy begins to unfold involving soulmates, forces from the Spirit Realm, and a Nazi agenda poised to take over the world.
Maddock would have to let go of what truths he clung to and throw himself into a war waged on Earth, heaven, and even hell itself.
More than a century ago, war hero Julius Verndock helped end a galactic war with Majesty-the first living machine. Today in 2213, he and his partner Laina command a pirate ship, and despite their desire to retire from the pirate life, are drawn into another galactic conflict where they must once again save humanity, but this time with help from Chorus-Majesty's secret offspring...
More than a century ago, UEP Captain Julius Verndock helped end a galactic war with Majesty--the first truly living machine, thanks to manmade artificial intelligence. For decades, Majesty and humanity had lived together in harmony, with mankind reaping the benefits of a world free of disease, famine, and even aging.
But when Majesty decided she wanted to "birth" her own A.I. offspring creation, a joint interplanetary military effort fought and finally defeated her, then eradicated all existing artificial intelligence ... or so they thought.