Award-Winning Editor of Clarkesworld Magazine, Forever Magazine, The Best Science Fiction of the Year, and More

Before and After

I’ve probably mentioned here at least once before that my health took a nose-dive in the late 90’s. It wasn’t until late 2002 that I found a doctor that was able to figure out all the things that were messed up with me. Sometimes I look back at pictures and have trouble accepting them as me.

I don’t have many pictures of myself, so when I received a couple of requests from conventions for a photo, I had to scramble. I couldn’t find anything I liked and a lot of them just scared me. Fortunately, my lovely wife, Lisa, was around to help rectify the situation. A few minutes in the backyard and I had something much more acceptable to send them.

Just to illustrate my point, the photo on the left is pretty accurate representation of a typical day in 2001. That was me at my best. Seriously. If you saw that guy on the street, you’d run away screaming Zombie! Zombie!  Fortunately, it’s been a while since that has happened. 🙂

Anyhow, long story to say that I’m much happier with my new picture.




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  1. I’m a lot happier with your new picture, too. You’ve got one awesome photographer 😉

  2. Wow, glad to see the difference that good health can make!

  3. You are now a handsome fellow~!

  4. Much better photo, but especially glad it means you’re feeling better. 🙂

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