Bios are tough. I’m an author and game designer based out of the mountains of Japan. I’ve a soft spot for horror, urban fantasy, and science fiction. You might know me from my work on the game Vampire: The Masquerade. But now I’m out there doing my own thing, writing about vampires, about social issues, and the intersection of mythology and real life. I believe stories about monsters are actually stories about people, and that every good story about monsters is a story about the way people live and interact.
When I’m not writing about monsters, I build tiny plastic robot models, and explore Japan with my wife and three children.
Should I have written that in the third person? That’d be weird, wouldn’t it? “David Hill is an author and game designer based out of…” It’s really awkward, if you know I’m writing it about myself. But isn’t this commentary kind of meta anyway? Is this really the purview of author bio? Do I really need to be worrying about this when the world could fall apart at any minute? Should I really be writing books when I only have a limited time on this earth, and could theoretically be doing something more meaningful? Does anything have meaning?
Long story short, you should buy my books. Because what if they’re actually very important? What if they change the world, the way Bill & Ted changed the world with Wyld Stallyns? Wouldn’t you want to be part of that before it’s a thing?