About Me

Hi! You can call me John (with an H).

I’m an Assistant Professor of English at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY, where I teach creative writing, literature, and composition. I've been writing fiction and nonfiction since I was very young, and I'm currently querying agents with my latest manuscript—a LGBTQ+ fantasy for young readers.

I’m an avid fantasy and science fiction reader myself, particularly in the young adult genre. As an author and a gay man, I'm very passionate about reaching LGBTQ+ readers of all ages, particularly those seeking genre fiction that features complex queer protagonists

My all-time favorite works have been THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH, CHILDHOOD’S END, HIS DARK MATERIALS, STRANGE THE DREAMER, all things N.K. Jemisin, Sarah J. Maas, and Claire Legrand, Michael Grant's GONE series, Neil Shusterman's ARC OF A SCYTHE series, and so many more.

Recent favorites have included Tamsyn Muir’s THE LOCKED TOMB series, Victoria Aveyard’s REALM BREAKER, K.D. Edwards’ TAROT SEQUENCE, David R. Slayton’s Adam Binder novels, GODKILLER, BEHOLDER, and MISTER MAGIC, among others.