Geoffrey Craig Porter
Are you happy out there? Wandering? One day blurring into the next?
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The Chor'Tan are aliens friendly to mankind. They are close to us genetically. Their race is limited by the males of the species. A male Chor'Tan is no more intelligent than an Earth crocodile or alligator, and they want to cross breed with humanity to create a species with smart males.
An anti-crime agency is set up to fight Centurian's forces, and they recruit a young man they codename Bear. He works with a team of other agents, going on missions trying to put an end to Centurian's reign of terror.
I started writing Thanksgiving Week of 2003.
At some point I came to the conclusion spending some time in the trenches as
an editor would improve my style and ability.
Over the years, I've had a fair number of readers, and almost all of them enjoyed my book(s) thoroughly.
I've written seven novels and over thirty short stories. I like to think I'm a qualified writer since I have taken almost a dozen college level writing classes. Some people would consider me a published writer, while others define that as having a best seller, and I haven't done that yet.
Fifteen of my short pieces have been selected for publication, including four paying markets, and one print magazine 3x (Bards and Sages). I hope to write more books.
Markets that have published my stories:
Print Static Movement : The Slight Army
MicroHorror : Trolls And Rabbits October
Abandoned Towers : Ultraviolent Rodentia
Sonar4 ezine - No Cigarettes
Bards and Sages Quarterly : Turtles and Rabbits, published in Volume II, Issue 1
Wilber and Samantha, published in Volume III, Issue 4
The Sinclair Clairon Review published my short story Boris The Cat in 2009.
Breath and Shadow : The Bracelet
Daily Science Fiction : Longevity, Inc., published via email on Oct 18th, 2010, and posted as an RSS feed on October 25th, 2010.
My story, Grandfather's Wisdom, was selected by Antioch University Midwest for public reading on November 4th, 2010 (as a peace prize entry). It was distributed in PDF format to the Antioch Voice mailing list subscribers.
More about my writing style and motivation.
To find samples of my work, visit Untied Shoelaces Samples or Codename: Bear blog
I take my writing very seriously, but I hope my readers never do. I write comedies, action, horror, fantasy, and romance. Sometimes all of those at the same time :)
I studied English and Literature at Sinclair Community College for a while, taking usually one class per quarter.
The first piece of software I wrote professonally was a chemical weapons attack simulator for the United States Air Force.
This was done I think in Windows 3.1 with Visual Basic 3.0, when that was all state of the art technology. I did it on a 386-16SX I believe.
I first started writing code in 1983 with the intent to build computer wargames.
Now, I focus largely on Extranet technology. Extranet is just a mesh of Internet and Intranet technologies. It's kind of an outdated term.
I'm interested in a position in Dayton, OH. I could see telecommuting to Cincinnati, OH or Columbus, OH. Frankly, it's the modern era, I should be able to communicate with a client exclusively over the internet and telephone. I have PHP, PERL, and mySQL here at home. I can demo stuff on GeoffPorter.com, but I don't do hosting.
I would love to work on small projects for small businesses. Perhaps you have a website already built in PHP or PERL and for some reason, you don't have the technology any more to make changes, and you'd like some minor adjustments made to it. Perhaps you want something simple and custom. No project is too small.
I don't do visual design. It simply isn't a skill I have as you can likely tell from these pages. I have always gotten along great with graphics artists. I did graphics for many years in black and white, so I find I can relate to them well.
I can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.