My real name is Wesley Kaake. I was born in Durham, NC, in April of 1979 and moved to Minnesota when I was almost 4.
At 6 years old, I wrote my first poem that was published in our church newsletter. My parents were so proud and told me I have "a writing talent," that I have now been writing for 35+ years.
I have had multiple poems and short stories published in various local Minnesota magazines and circulars. I am currently working on my 3rd full-length novel, the first book in 'The Inversion' Series. My plan is 6 books, each focusing on specific people or events in the timeline I am establishing, with all of them tying together in the greater universe of the story. I hope to have Book 1 finished, and self-published by Halloween 2021!
When I was 12 years old I took my first professional photography class, and absolutely loved it. I won a few awards and had two of my pictures published in the local newspaper.
I owned and operated House of Hunger Food Truck and Catering for 7 years with my husband, Cody, in Minneapolis. You can Google "House of Hunger Food Truck" and see all of the antics. The most popular articles you'll probably see are over the lawsuit I had thrown at me from an obsolete 80's hairband. (It's also interesting that we identified ourselves as an openly LGBTQ+ Food Truck, and 2 days after being the first food truck in the Minneapolis Gay Pride Parade, I got the first cease and desist.)
Our second year, we started catering movies, documentaries, and commercials filmed in our area. We worked with Target, General Mills, The Discovery Channel, Fox Searchlight Pictures, BMW, Best Buy and more! We even catered an infomercial for kidney dialysis.
Our two absolute favorite movies we catered are:
Kumiko The Treasure Hunter - Starring Rinko Kikuchi
Wilson - Starring Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Judy Greer, Lauren Weedman
(If you watch them, stick around for the credits!)
If I tried to explain more about myself, this bio would turn into a novel. I will say that my family means more than anything to me, but it's dwindled to just a few of us. Both of my parents have passed away, and they influence my work more than anything.
2021 will be a year for me to try new types of visual art, finish Book 1 in my series, and continue to build our reputation and be a staple in the NFT Community.
Oh, one last thing... People ask me why I go by Z3ROH3RO. Another long explanation that I will keep short. I was horribly bullied in school from Kindergarten to Senior year. One of the most popular nicknames I was called, besides any homophobic slur you can imagine, was "zero".
Now that so many years have passed since high school, I wanted to empower myself and move on from the torment that lasted for so long. I have always believed that anyone can be a hero, even without superpowers, and that everyone deserves to be treated equally. That's the Reader's Digest Condensed Version of how Z3ROH3RO came to be.
Thanks for taking the time to read this!