H.R. was born in Chicago, Illinois. Hospital
records make no mention of any wise men arriving to witness
the event. He attended journalism school at the University
of Missouri and film school at U.C. L.A. He has worked in
educational television and radio, the insurance industry,
and software marketing.
Eventually, he gave up trying to convince the people around
him that he was normal, and dropped out to write horror
stories and mysteries for a living.
His philosophy of life can be boiled down to four rules:
Never do business with anyone who uses the words "trust"
or "honest;" Never eat at a restaurant with the
word "gourmet" in the name; Never be the first to load new
software or try a new drug.
Some people see the glass as half full, some as half empty.
Harry wonders what’s in the glass, why it smells so funny,
and who poured it.
He currently lives by the beach in Southern California with
Susan, his very tolerant wife, and several large, black
dogs. The dogs, by the way, are not incarnations of demonic
beings—no matter what the neighbors say.
Books:What Rough Beast, February 2005