Hi! I’m JP. I’ m an avid fiction writer and retired Naval Aviator living in San Antonio, Texas, with my wife and two kids. I feel very lucky they chose me.
I’m a graduate of the University of Texas (Austin) Creative Writing Program and I will graduate next month from the Antioch University – Los Angeles MFA Program (Fiction). In August, I start as an adjunct professor at Northwest Vista College, teaching Creative Writing, English Lit, and Composition.
I’m currently hard at work on my first novel, and coffee is my favorite junk food. I consider myself an emerging writer and many of my stories fall squarely within the speculative fiction genre. I’m most interested in the way technology inflects social, political, and personal systems of belief, and I gravitate toward narratives that attempt to reframe accepted yet possibly flawed ways of viewing the world.
My work has appeared in Reflex Fiction, Flashflood Magazine (as part of National Flash Fiction Day 2021), Versification Magazine, Fifty-Word Stories, Moondottir Magazine, Prospectus, and elsewhere.
Thanks, and have a groovy day.