Our authors at Fictionade are why we’re here. Read on to learn a little more about them.
CW Adrian is a freelance writer mostly interested in writing short stories. She has written a handful of how-to articles and has a short story published in the Chicago Quarterly Review. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in psychology. She taught English in South Korea and has worked with people with autism. Her late mother was a Korean immigrant and her father is a first generation Anglo American. She lives in California with her best friend, two dogs, and cat.
While studying Creative Writing at UC Santa Cruz, Alex Scholnick participated in the Prague Summer Writing Program which provided his first taste of wanderlust. He studied abroad in Budapest, Hungary where he worked as an editor for the New Hungarian Quarterly and was published in ELTE University’s student magazine TátKontúr. Upon returning to America, Alex assembled his first self-published collection of short stories, “Commuting”. After graduating Alex taught SAT prep material and provided story creation and daily financial journalist services to Facebook’s Wall Street Game. To take his mind of work, Alex spends his free time in the kitchen or playing guitar.
Chelsea Sutton is a freelance fiction writer, playwright, theater director and producer. Kurt Vonnegut is her hero. In both her plays and fiction, she likes playing with reality and genre, blending elements of magical realism and sometimes horror or science fiction when she’s feeling inclined that way, sometimes using them in silly or abstract ways. As an example, she produced her first full-length play in January 2011, which featured a Sea Monkey as a character. Currently, she’s working on a novel that takes place in a porn-screening movie theater called The Amazing. She earns her living doing marketing for theater companies – and this is not particularly glamorous in any way. In her spare time she bakes pies, attempts to train for half marathons, travels, reads and pretends to teach herself all the things she wishes she could do.
Jim Blanchet is a freelance writer of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and satire living in San Diego, CA. He is originally from Philadelphia, and made his way to the West Coast via Tulane University, in New Orleans, where he received a BA in Political Science and a commission as a Naval Officer, serving on active duty until 2012. Jim’s military experience and atypical path to writing grant him a unique perspective, which he happily shares through his work. His favorite writers are Kurt Vonnegut, Jack Kerouac, Chuck Palahniuk, Oscar Wilde and Genevieve Schatz.
Sven Anarki was born in Maine in 1967 and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. His first book, 2002’s “Driving with Shannon” dealt with the early-1980’s American hardcore punk scene, and was described by Maximum RockNRoll magazine as, “stunning in his ingenuity and insight…(often with disgusting painfulness).” In addition to writing works of short fiction, he is also a screenwriter; with projects as diverse as Edgar Allan Poe, the Blitz on London, Sitting Bull and Bette Davis. His Oakland-based band, “Ani DiFranco’s Dick” was reviewed as the “10th-Best Performance” at Houston’s 2011 “Free Press Summerfest” music festival.
Born in Boston, MA, the self-glorified genesis of America, J.D. Mitchell has spent the last 38 years as a noise-artist, public access videographer, a meat cutter, and a student and teacher of history. He spends a great deal of his time as a competitive trail runner, and has begun work on repairing an old coffee table his late-father made when he first met J.D.s mother. He has written, and published, papers about the U.S.-Mexico border, and continues to read Conan the Barbarian comic books—the new ones by Kurt Busiek and Cary Nord are really quite good!
For a view of the collage-movies he made, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/jeffreydavidmitchell?feature=mhee
He has given up making videos for the time being. His work on a collection of short stories continues…
Aaron Elias graduated from the University of California Irvine with a BA in English and Creative Writing Emphasis in 2011. His fiction has been published in magazines like New Forum, p o p, and Matchbox. If he ever found a magic lamp, he would use his first wish to have Congress declare bacon as a vegetable, and the other two wishes for lifetime supplies of said vegetable. He enjoys old-world literature like The Invisible Man and Jacques the Fatalist, yet has read an appalling amount of Stephen King novels and refuses to stop. Someone once coined his style as “turn-of-the-century dramatic American gothic.” When he isn’t recuperating from the gym or writing, he’s teaching himself to sing and melt faces with the guitar. He also plans on learning to surf, meditate properly, and survive a full session of bikram yoga without wussing out. Nothing cheers him up like his dog, Shiloh.