NOTE: It’s July of 2019 and I just realized how horrifically old and out-of-date this page is. So I’m giving it a rewrite.
I’m a writer, roleplayer and cook with an interest in biopsychology, and you’ll see these passions reflected in a large part of the Errant Dreams website. From 1995 to 2002 I spent most of my spare time (and from about 2000-2002 most of my working days too) co-authoring roleplaying supplements, primarily for White Wolf (Mage, Wraith, Exalted, Dark Ages, Mind’s Eye Theatre, Vampire). I write reviews, fiction, and articles of all kinds–much of which finds its way onto this web site. Eventually the content here drifted almost entirely to book reviews (which I started doing in 1998), and now as I go back to school the amount of new content is dropping off.
I grew up in Vermont (mostly), then ran off to Boston and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as soon as I hit college age. Not long afterward I dropped out for various reasons. I worked at MIT as a secretary for eight years, first in the Center for Theoretical Physics, and then at MIT’s Lab for Computer Science, and I continued to write and roleplay in my spare time.
In 1995 I started writing for White Wolf’s Wraith line, then ended up writing for many of their other game lines too. I also spent several years taking night courses in the social sciences at Harvard, but I moved out of the area before completing my degree.
In 2004 I moved to Maryland. When I divorced in 2017 I moved to a different area but stayed in Maryland. Now I’m going back to school and working on a degree in health information management.
If you wish, you can look at my publication list. In addition to the material there, this web site contains thousands of articles—all of which have now been transformed into blog format, since, well, back when I started this site there were no blogs. My output varies with my ability to concentrate, my energy level, and now, my studies. So while I absolutely love reviewing books (and kitchenware!), the blog sometimes sits idle for a while.