Doc Coleman grew up in the 7th largest city in West Virginia. In any other state, it would have been a small town. He never dreamed of being a writer. He dreamed of being an actor, of making movies. He dreamed of going to space. He just didn’t dream hard enough. So he ended up working in 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.
Doc’s stories have appeared in The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences’ Tales from the Archives, The Way of the Gun Bushido Western Anthology, and the steampunk special edition of Flagship magazine. 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.
He has been a guest at Balticon, RavenCon, and Capclave, and is currently the show runner for the Balticon podcast. 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.