Doc Coleman never dreamed of being a writer. He dreamed of being an actor, of making movies, and teling stories. He dreamed of going to space. He just didn’t work hard enough at it. So he ended up going into IT.
But he always had a way with words. He still wanted to tell stories.
One day a friend told Doc that it takes 10,000 hours to master a new skill. He didn’t know how true that was, but he did see something in that that was true: You don’t get better at things you don’t do.
So he set about getting better at writing.
He started a blog, writing about something he did know about: technology.
About six months later, he started writing short stories. And submitting them.
Doc’s stories have appeared in The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences’ Tales from the Archives, the Way of the Gun Bushido Western Anthology, the Steampunk Special Edition of Flagship magazine, and in the charity anthology Paradise Found: Tales From the Library. In 2017 he published his first novel, The Perils of Prague, the first book in the Steampunk Comedy/Adventure series The Adventures of Crackle and Bang. In 2018 he published The Shining Cog and Other Steampunk Tales, a collection of Steampunk short stories. In 2023, he plans on publishing the second Crackle and Bang Adventure, The Kindred of Kali.
Doc has been a perrenial guest at Balticon, RavenCon, Capclave, and Continual. He is also known as a narrator and a voice actor.
When he isn’t juggling projects, making a living, or mainlining podcasts, Doc is a gamer, an avid reader, a motorcyclist, a home brewer and beer lover, a fan of renaissance festivals, and frequently a smart-ass. He lives with his lovely wife and two cats in Germantown, MD.