Jonathan Ficke lives outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his beautiful wife and children. He graduated from Marquette University with a degree in public relations, which (in a manner of speaking) is another form of speculative storytelling.

His older brother introduced him to Tolkien at a young age, and, despite his book shelf’s persistent pleas for mercy, he’s voraciously consumed the genre ever since. For as long as he can remember, he dreamed of being an author, and the thought of holding a book containing his words in his hands is a dream come true.

His short fiction has appeared in “Writers of the Future, Vol. 34,” is forthcoming in “Cossmass Infinities, Year 2” and Flame Tree’s “Compelling Science Fiction” anthology. It has also been translated into Estonian, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Spanish.

You can find him on twitter @jonficke, where he mostly muses about woodworking, basketball, and writing.