Before his words found their way into print, John snapped the Eyesore of the Week for the Queens Ledger. Now he spits wine for a living. His work has appeared in Monkeybicycle, Word Riot, Writer’s Digest, The Main Street Rag, Newtown Literary, Twisted Vine, Digging Through The Fat, and elsewhere. He is the author of the novels Shades of Luz and Disposable Heroes. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR.
Publications and Prizes
In the Arms of Words: Poems for Tsunami Relief (Foothills Publishing, 2006)
Boston Literary Review, Circle Magazine, ken*again, Mississippi Review, Monkey Bicycle, Nexus, Plum Ruby Review, Poor Mojo's Almanac(k), Quarterly Literary Review Singapore , Retort Magazine, Riversedge, Smokebox, The Houston Literary Journal, The Rose & Thorn, thieves jargon, Thunder Sandwich, Unlikely Stories, Word Riot
2003 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Screenwriting Competition, 2011 Writer's Digest Mainstream Fiction Honorable Mention