Luke was born in suburban Florida in the 1980s, and by age twelve, his friend group voted him full-time dungeon master. He learned quickly how to write adventures that could entertain much older kids. In his late twenties, he travelled 3000 miles across the country with his wife and two dogs to live in Portland, Oregon, a city for free thinkers set in a region with natural splendor as awesome as any fantasy world. He has a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Florida where he studied and wrote both literature and poetry, and earned a MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. He writes mostly science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but will go wherever the inspiration takes him. In August of 2017, he started and co-hosts the Ink to Film podcast, where he discusses books and their subsequent film adaptations. In between writing, podcasting, and occasional gaming, he collects and reviews quality single malts and is always happy to pour a dram for company.
Growing up, most afternoons James could be found sitting wide-eyed in the uncomfortable stadium seating in front of a massive projection screen at a local theater. From a young age, he developed a love for movies and a fascination with how they are made and the filmmakers who put them on screen. His passion led him to earning a degree in Production and Film Studies at the University of Florida. To this day, James continues to see every movie he possibly can while honing his own filmmaking skills. As a co-host of the Ink to Film podcast, James hopes to inspire others to dig deeper into the art of storytelling, whichever the medium. He's always looking for a good recommendation for a film he can be inspired by, so reach out if you have any!