The following is a small list of some of the folks who have provided me with invaluable advice, encouragement and inspiration over the years. Oh, and they write really kick-ass books, too.

Other folks well worth reading:

Astronomy and Science:

Art and Artists:

Believe it or not, I started out as an illustration major, and had every intention of making a career writing and drawing comics. This changed over the years, with my focus shifting more and more toward prose. These days, I rarely sketch at all, but still take great inspiration from all forms of visual media.

Here are a few of my favorite artists, in no particular order.

Comics and Web Comics:

Other Fun Stuff: