Hi, I’m Mac.
I’m a writer, artist, and research fanatic currently living in Salt Lake City, Utah, with one black cat and a small collection of arboreal geckos. I’m here to bring you original stories, occasional art, advice and tips on all aspects of creative living, and the results of my random dives head-first down the research rabbit hole. I semi-specialize in writing animals, particularly horses (I’m working on a large series of posts on this topic, which you can find in the Horse Writing section), and my favorite genres are fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and pretty much all adjacent topics.
My utterly incomplete education background is in equine science and conservation biology, and just a few of the things I’ve done in my life include taming wild horses, making ceramics, picking blueberries, training service dogs, designing websites, handling raptors, and harvesting veggies. I know a lot of random facts, few of them useful, and I’d be happy to tell you all about them.
I’d love to hear from you, especially if you have writing questions you’d like help with or research you’d love to see me dig into. Please feel free to use the contact form below, or comment on whatever post you’d like to respond to.