John M. Shade was born in Central America and grew up all across the U.S. as a Navy brat. He received his B.A. in creative writing from the University of Houston, and his MFA from the University of Southern Maine. He also graduated the Viable Paradise writer’s workshop on Martha’s Vineyard.

His work has appeared in Gold Dust Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, and Giganotosaurus, among others. He writes short stories, novels, and comics. He now lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife, daughter, a cat, and a dog, and tries to stay out of the sun’s way when summer comes around.

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