Jon Padgett is a professional—though lapsed—lesser ventriloquist who lives in New Orleans with his spouse, their daughter, and two cats. Padgett has work out or forthcoming in Pseudopod, The Lovecraft eZine and Xnoybis. Padgett’s chapbook, The Infusorium, was released in spring of 2015, and his first short story collection, The Secret of Ventriloquism, is forthcoming from Dunhams Manor Press, Autumn 2016. Later in 2016, Padgett--along with a team of editors and the artistic wizardry of Dave Felton--will be releasing the first issue of Vastarien, a source of critical study and creative response to the corpus of Thomas Ligotti and the authors who influenced and are influenced by him.
Work on Escape Artists
- PP433 20 Simple Steps to Ventriloquism, read by the author
- PP471 The Mindfulness of Horror Practice, read by the author
- PP490 Murmurs of a Voice Foreknown, read by Paul Cram
- PP547 Escape to Thin Mountain, read by Dagny Paul