My full name is Bryce Moore Cundick. I was born in Utah, but moved to the East when I was 2, growing up in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia. In 1996, I moved back to Utah to go to college (atBYU). I left for two years to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) in Leipzig, Germany. After graduating from college with a Masters of Library Science, I moved to Maine, where I now live. I’ve been married for almost ten years now to a wonderful woman from Slovakia, and we have a six year old son and a two year old daughter.
I’ve been writing daily since about 2000. In that time, I’ve managed to finish first drafts of eleven novels, and “finished” drafts of seven of those. Vodnik will be my first novel to be published by a mainstream publisher. (Cavern of Babel was done by a private press.) I generally avoid short stories, since my efforts in that vein usually end up being awful. All but one of my novels thus far have been aimed at a YA or Middle Grade audience.
I studied English and Linguistics for my undergraduate degree, American Literature, Adaptation and Creative Writing for my English Masters degree, and topped everything off with a Masters in Library Science from Florida State University (online). In chronological order, I’ve worked as a grunt at McDonald’s (in high school), a public relations intern for a firm in New York city, a meter reader for the local gas company, a student librarian at BYU’s Periodicals Department, a graduate instructor at BYU for English 115 and English 313, an admission statements tutor, a librarian at Orem Public Library, and now a librarian for the University of Maine system.
In my spare time, I love reading voraciously, watching movies, playing video games (World of Warcraft is a favorite–I’m a dwarf hunter on the Durotan Realm), keeping current on sports (College teams: BYU and FSU; Football: Eagles; Basketball: Jazz; Baseball: Yankees, and I don’t follow ice hockey much anymore, though when I did it was the Flyers).