WILLIAM E. MASON
I live in Monument, Colorado with my wife Ulla on 10 acres of trees and red sandstone outcroppings at an elevation of 7,400 feet above sea level. We have two sons and six grandchildren.
I was born in 1943 while my father was at Yale University obtaining his Doctorate in Anthropology, hence my upbringing and the basis of the anthropological themes in my writing.
My family subsequently moved to Hawaii where I lived until attending Verde Valley School, Sedona, Arizona, then to college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, then to the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
After graduate school I joined the Peace Corps and was stationed as an architect in Tunis, Tunisia. Subsequently, I worked as a professional architect in New York, Nigeria, Hawaii and Saudi Arabia.
My series, Primordium explores an idea that mankind's humanity is a mistake derived from stolen DNA planted in an ancient hominid that enabled hominids to evolve as conscious beings, culminating in Homo sapiens, creatures not meant to be, but creatures capable of curiosity and wonder. They look out at a closed universe they were not meant to see nor have the intelligence to comprehend.
When I am not writing, I enjoy hiking Colorado Fourteeners, biking, cooking, remodeling my house, and playing the guitar. I have a tractor for the woods, use a chainsaw regularly and play tennis at a 4.0 USTA level. My favorite song is Hotel California.