Doug “Droog” Sharp Bio
1973-9 Taught Special Ed and 5th grade
Taught myself how to program by bringing school Apple II’s home on weekends.
88-92: Epilepsy disables me and ends my game career.
92-7: Worked as a coder and manager in Microsoft Research’s Virtual Worlds Group. Sexy tech, awesome coworkers–geeks, artists, musicians.
97-2003: Epilepsy Disables me and causes brain damage
2002: Spent 6 glorious, painful weeks at the sci-fi writing workshop Clarion West
2004-2012:To heal I moved to a remote lakeside Wisconsin cabin where Janet Brissom visited me.
2012: Moved to Vashon Island, an enchanted isle in Puget Sound.
2013-14: Finished Channel Zilch and Hel’s Bet.
Here’s An article about why it took me 21 years to write Channel Zilch.
Currently working on a Middle-Grade (age 10-16) sci-fi book called Castle Rising–Medieval Kids vs. Alien Pirates. I hope to finish by the end of the year.