Paul is a science fiction author, technology blogger, and former punk rock drummer. His influences include Margaret Atwood, William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Charles Stross, Kurt Vonnegut, and Connie Willis.

He worked for 30 years as a software developer and corporate trainer, specializing in 3D graphics and virtual reality. His technical books include OpenGL Distilled and OpenSceneGraph Quick Start Guide.

His poem, The Thompson River Flows, won the 2018 National Braille Press poetry contest.

Legally blind from retinitis pigmentosa, Paul is an advocate for blind accessibility. He blogs regularly at, a website for vision impaired Apple users.

Originally from Flint, MI, Paul resides in Colorado, where he tries to avoid reliving his punk rock days. Paul blames most of his typos on cats