parents told me not to lie. They
said that making stuff up that really didn't happen was wrong.
Here I am many years later, lying on
paper... making stuff up in books, and everyone seems to be okay
with that. Even worse is that they have paid me to do this.
very peculiar this all is for me.
- George 2012
Why did George become an author?
Maybe because George's father never took
Instead of dropping a line off a creaky pier or bobbing around a small
two-man boat on a lake, he opted to take his son to watch cheesy B-movie
science fiction films. Those experiences in the flickering glow of
Houston, Texas movie theaters soon mixed with George’s voracious
appetite for comic book reading. The result ignited a love for the art
Many years later, George found himself making up elaborate bedtime
stories for his young daughter. He discovered that the outlandish tales
of silliness and fantasy that he told were comparable (and even better
sometimes) than the books that he was buying for her from the
bookstores. On a whim he began to put these ideas to paper and surprised
himself when he won the 2006 Joan Lowery Nixon award for a children’s
As his children grew older, George longed to delve into fiction with
darker themes for adults; fiction that took the reader away to other
planets, other societies, other times, introducing them to darker
personalities. He began to write for himself – the stories he wanted to
His time is divided between being a husband and father
of two, a jazz piano player, a graphic artist, and a playwright. With
what time is left over, he writes science fiction, horror, and the
occasional mystery while sitting on the sofa next to his mini dachshund,
Even now, many thousands of words later, each story he tells, he
imagines himself back in the movie theater passing the popcorn back to