John Pistelli was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he teaches courses in literature and culture. He holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Minnesota. He is the author of The Quarantine of St. Sebastian House, Portraits and Ashes, and The Ecstasy of Michaela. His short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in many venues including Rain Taxi, The Millions, Five2One, and more. His website is the #2 book blog to follow in 2020, according to Scribendi, and a top book reviewer as recommended by Reedsy. He can be contacted at johnppistelli at gmail.com and also found on Goodreads and Medium, where he publishes original works of fiction and poetry and the occasional essay. If you would like to support his work, you might please buy, read, and review The Quarantine of St. Sebastian House, Portraits and Ashes, or The Ecstasy of Michaela (or even just pledge via email to exchange a free ebook for an honest public review), or donate at the PayPal link in the sidebar. You can download his current CV here. He is not able to accept review copies at this time.