JR Handley and Chris Winder introduce themselves and their new podcast, bumble their way through their first recording and put a call out to scientists, government professionals (who are allowed to talk about tech), authors and anyone else who’d like to be on the show.
J.R. Handley is a pseudonym for a husband and wife writing team. He is a veteran infantry sergeant with the 101st Airborne Division and the 28th Infantry Division. She is the kind of crazy that interprets his insanity into cogent English. He writes the sci-fi while she proofreads it. The sergeant is a two-time combat veteran of the late unpleasantness in Mesopotamia where he was wounded, likely doing something stupid. He started writing military science fiction as part of a therapy program suggested by his doctor and hopes to entertain you while he attempts to excise his demons through these creative endeavors. In addition to being just another dysfunctional veteran, he is a stay at home wife, avid reader and all around nerd. Luckily for him, his Queen joins him in his fandom nerdalitry.
Chris is a US Marine veteran and is old enough to have joined the Marines at the end of Desert Storm, and was lucky enough to earn his Honorable Discharge just as the war with Afghanistan began. He currently works for a small government entity, writes like mad and does all the technical stuff for the show. Writing began for him as a way to escape the day-to-day grind of fixing computers, installing computers, fixing computers, installing computers… etc. Now it’s a passion and he’s working toward full-time writing.