Today on the Speculative Fiction Cantina we are pleased to welcome writers K.J. Gillenwater and J.P. Robinson.
K.J. Gillenwater has a B.A. in English and Spanish from Valparaiso University and an M.A. in Latin American Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara. She worked as a Russian linguist in the U.S. Navy, spending time at the National Security Agency doing secret things. After six years of service, she ended up as a technical writer in the software industry. She has lived all over the U.S. and currently resides in Idaho with her family where she runs her own business writing government proposals and squeezes in fiction writing when she can. In the winter she likes to ski and snowshoe; in the summer she likes to garden with her husband, take walks with her dog, and try her hand at gold panning and huckleberry picking. She has written several paranormal suspense books and plans on writing more.
J.P. Robinson is a writer, performer and video producer. J.P.’s writing includes a myriad of formats, from radio commentary to hour-long storytelling shows, and screenplays to novels. J.P. is a storyteller with and the founder of Better Said Than Done, Virginia’s premiere storytelling troupe, voted one of the “Best Performing Arts Companies in Virginia” by Virginia Living Magazine (2012 -15). After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Film and TV Production, JP launched Capture Video, Inc., a corporate video production company. JP is currently working on Book 2 of the V to Z Trilogy. The first book in the series, Caged, is available for purchase here. J.P. has been a regular commentator on WAMU, DC’s NPR station. Publications include my true, personal story, “The Game,” in Sucker for Love, and, “What Are the Odds?” in The Northern Virginia Review, Volume 29.
"What Are the Odds?" (short story not available online)
"The Game" (short story)
Website (Fairfax, VA storytelling show)
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