About Me

This is the personal web page of Shane Halbach. Inquiries can be directed to

I am a software engineer and writer, happily married and living in Chicago with my wife, three kids and one nuisance cat. I have a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University, and a Masters of Software Engineering from Penn State. In addition to Chicago, I have lived in Fort Wayne, IN and Philadelphia, PA.

I have been accused of being obsessed with pirates, bacon, zombies and my kids (not necessarily in that order). I’m a knitter, guitar player, budding accordionista, and a board and card game enthusiast. My fiction has appeared in Analog, Escape Pod, and The Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction, among others. You can see a list of published works on my bibliography page.

I have been blogging more or less regularly since 2004. Before creating this site, I blogged under the handle erith1, on both LiveJournal and


6 responses

  1. Lisa Inniger

    Hey..better update the about me info…somebody has been left out!


    August 25, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    • Oops, good catch! Fixed now!


      August 25, 2010 at 8:11 pm

  2. Averell

    Hi there. My name is Averell. I collect $25+ for creating blog posts pretty much like this. If you love writing as much as I do, this may possibly be your FANTASY job. Interested? I am looking for fresh authors.
    We pay every week.
    [Edit: link removed]


    February 13, 2011 at 3:46 am

    • I let this comment through (spammy links removed of course) because it cracked me up. Really, on this post? I just imagine writing bios of myself over and over. How many different ways can I spin my life? Time to cash in!


      February 13, 2011 at 8:15 pm

  3. Shane, I didn’t know you are a software engineer from your biography in Glipho.


    July 8, 2014 at 10:38 am

    • Indeed I am. I think the bio was maybe character limted over there? Certainly it’s not as extensive as my bio over here. 🙂


      July 8, 2014 at 11:20 am

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