John Minichillo's debut novel, The Snow Whale, a contemporary retelling of Moby-Dick will be released on Atticus Books July 30, 2011.
He is the recipient of a 2011 Tennessee Artists Grant for Literature.
His short work appears widely on the web.
He lives and teaches in Tennessee and he's married to fellow Fictionaut, Katrina Gray.
Like a lot of writers, I started writing because I loved to read. I was fascinated with what the better writers among us could achieve, and I wanted to be one of them.
Thanks, John! YOUR wish was fantastic! http://deathwishing.com/2011/11/05/wish-29-john-minichillo/
John, thanks so much for the kind words for "Baby, Baby.." I really appreciate it!
John, thanks for your crazy nice note on Spring. It was one of those stories I'd been knocking around in my head forever so that when it came to writing it down, it went fast. (Fast for me, at least, as I'm a turtle when it comes to most things.) I look forward to reading more of your work.
I was completely caught up in it. You have an interesting approach to narrative, which I found refreshing -- and all those details, at once utterly familiar became alien through your filter. that garish orange thong, how it came to represent (for me at least) the essence of it all, was really cool.
Thanks for the comment on Pleiku Jacket. "Menacing" I like that.
yeah, man, it's nutty. seriously nutty. i don't even know what to say.
Did I thank you yet for your kind "Snowsuit" comments?
Thanks for the comment on Apocalypse. Now we just need to get more people to join the challenge--always a challenge.
Thank for your star.
hey, i like your new pic
tether me up
that k--where'd you find her? wheeeeeeeee. way cool.
and your kid looks great, in the pics.
you are a lucky sumbitch.
John, thanks for reading and commenting on my story, "Yellowfin Tuna." Your comments express mainly what I was going for!
Yeah, "I'm a Hoosier" has gotten me out of many a tight situations.
Thanks for the read.
wow to you, too, john (i also took a break mid-way through your argument chain ;-), thanks for your comment - that paragraph ending with "Play with clay all you like." really really spoke to me. marvelous, thanks.
Hey John, thanks for the comment on Caffeine Fueled Revelation Machines. Probably one of the coolest about any of my writing, ever. "...teasing the howl out of quiet spaces." Love that.
Thanks for the comment, John!
Good looking student in your pic - when's his book due out?
thanks for checking out my story. i appreciate the feedback....
john - are you in zoetrope virtual studio?
Hello John. Just checking out fictionaut as you suggested. Looks like a very writer-friendly site. My kind of place.
Thanks for the comments, John. Good point about submitting to groups, which I haven't done much with here.
Again, thank you for the kind words. I too would like them to meet, but I needed this story to end here.
Hi! I'm glad you are finding the prompts useful - thanks for telling me, John. Nice to meet you.
Thanks! Do you think you might send "minimal one" to the poetry group?
Glad to be here, John! Now, how does this place work? Original short stories? Long pieces? It looks like productive fun.
Go Moe Tucker GO!
I lived in Nashville before I came to Hattiesburg. I miss Nashville, so nice there. Where do you teach?
SCPA is in Cincinnati, OH.
Thank you for liking my story. Where do you profess?
You are awesome for even thinking of it! I will be your best friend if you do come. I'm petrified nobody will be there. None of my friends can make it!
You can have contacts, too, John, just click on everyone's name. It doesn't require that people like you back.
Thanks for inviting me! Hope to post soon.