Dire has been writing since he was a pup. He began with humor inspired by Dave Barry and dark fantasy inspired by R. L. Stine. Through books, movies, and countless experiences, more styles would work their way in, but those original two continue to take center stage in his works. Though there weren’t often opportunities to incorporate creative writing into his school work which would eventually lead to a degree in engineering, he would take any opportunity that presented itself and would often write for fun. In more recent years he has been making considerable effort to bring writing to the forefront his hobbies in the hope of finishing his first book and perhaps even one day making writing a career. All of Dire’s public works can be found on his website (www.direprophecies.com) including the chapters of his first, unfinished novel, Touched: The Rocca Cycle.