My father had the wanderlust and moved us up and down the American East Coast, to Sweden and England, and back and forth in between. I wanted to tone it down a bit and moved my family from Bucks County Pennsylvania to Richmond Virginia in 1996 where we have remained ever since. I had been writing short stories and poems and tucking them away in desk drawers for many years. Richmond has a vibrant art community that has enabled me to dust them off and pursue my literary interests more diligently. It was a good move.
I still have a few books left in me. Currently I’m polishing up a short story collection and beginning a memoir. -JTB
J. Thomas Brown has co-produced local TV writing shows and coordinated poetry readings at the Richmond Public Library, Richmond, Virginia. His short stories have appeared in The Zoo Fence, Scarlet Leaf Review, and Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet. He has contributed poems to Lingering in the Margins: A River City Poets Anthology, Rattlecast, and Grotesque Quarterly Review. Mooncalf, a collection of 33 poems was published in the fall of 2019 as an ebook and audiobook. Two novels, The Land of Three Houses (historical fiction) and The Hole in the Bone (historical adventure fantasy), were published in 2018.