I write absurdist, bizarro, and experimental fiction, and self-publish because the big six (or five or four or whatever it is this week) tend to shy away from fiction about plane crash enthusiasts and Satanic demolition derby leagues.
I've published eight books, including Rumored to Exist, Fistful of Pizza, The Earworm Inception, and Sleep Has No Master. I also run Paragraphline.com, which has published 13 issues of fiction and occasional fact. And I've appeared in a bunch of anthologies and on websites and in zines. I got started in the zine world by writing reviews of heavy metal albums, and I occasionally lapse back into that when I don't take my medication.
I've lived in North Dakota, Michigan, Indiana, Seattle, New York, Denver, Los Angeles, and now Oakland. When I am not writing or creating an environment to foster dust mite reproduction in the form of collecting books, I take things apart, try to play bass, and spend too much time on wikipedia reading about obsolete technology and farming methods of the 14th century.
I can be found at http://rumored.com or on twitter at @jkonrath.
I used to say that my neighbor's dog told me to write, but my lawyer told me it would be best to stop mentioning that publicly.
Mark Leyner, Raymond Federman, Ronald Sukenick, Hunter S. Thompson, William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, J.G Ballard, Kurt Vonnegut, Denis Johnson.
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