For the past 15 years, I spent my days as a software developer writing code. I’m capable in several programming languages and technologies, but felt limited by the rules and restrictions of software. As a release, I began writing a short story at night, which eventually became my first book, Race to the Edge of the World. I haven't stopped writing code though. In fact, I recently built the website wordcounters.com as a resource for authors.
I’m pretty average actually — a lot like Joe McGee from that first book. As with Joe, I enjoy hiking and biking, recently completing the C&O Canal towpath this past fall (pic above). I live in Mount Airy, MD with my wife and three children. When I’m not working, writing, reading, hiking, biking, or parenting, I try to take a few minutes to myself, because like Colin Quigley from I'm Not Weird, I'm Just Quiet, I'm a bit of an introvert.
On My Pen Name
My real name is Jeff. It's just that JeffWiegand.com wasn't available. I wasn't looking for a fancy author name; it just worked out that way.