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About John


Originally from Rochester, New York, John graduated from Villanova University, and later received his MA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York. His stories, essays and book reviews have appeared in more than 30 literary journals, magazines and newspapers. A Pushcart Prize nominee, his story Words, first published in Fiction Magazine, was also selected for Flash Fiction Forward, an anthology containing work from some of the most noted writers of our time, including Grace Paley, Dave Eggers, and Paul Theroux.  The Book of Ash, his debut novel, was published by Boxfire Press in 2013.

John also helps direct a nonprofit organization in New York City and is an Adjunct Creative Writing Professor at the College of New Rochelle’s School of New Resources.   His collection of short stories, Two Syllable Men,  will be released by Vine Leaves Press in April 2016.

  1. I like your masthead photo of you walking gongxi along the water. Lonely but not alone. Didn’t Steinbeck start his Travels With Charley in that area?

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