About the Author
Jack Burgos is a 35-year-old, Hispanic, pansexual, cismale (he/him/his pronouns) author of transgressive, speculative fiction living in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born in Miami, Florida, the son of Colombian and Cuban immigrants. He graduated cum laude from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2007, with a B.A. in English, a B.A. in Philosophy, a Political Science minor, and a concentration in Creative Writing. He graduated with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tulsa in 2013.
Jack has been storytelling since he could speak. In his early childhood, he plotted stories with his friends that they acted out during play. He wrote his first book, a horror-adventure story named Shonkula, in the fourth grade with the guidance of his English teacher at the North Dade Center for Modern Languages, Ms. Hogan. At Tulane University, he was mentored by literary and young adult supernatural mystery author Paula Morris. In 2016, he studied under transgressive neo-noir and horror author Richard Thomas at the University of Iowa. Despite these two talented teachers, Jack's writing would be an incoherent mess if not for his editor Adrean Messmer. He owes a great deal to these three people.
Jack co-founded the writing critique group Nevermore Edits in 2012, through which he continues to improve his craft. His work has been published in Happy Days, Sweetheart, Beyond the Nightlight, Now Playing in Theater B, Dark and Dangerous Things III, The Book of Blasphemous Words, and Terror in 16-Bits. He edited Broken Worlds and The Misbehaving Dead published by A Murder of Storytellers. His debut series Stormborn debuted on May 1, 2017, with its first novella, 13 Hearts to Start a Storm. The second book in the series, The Knave and the Fool, comes out in June 2018.
Jack serves as the webmaster for the Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc. and as the Vice President for Nevermore Edits. When he isn't engaged in writing-related activities, Jack proudly works as a licensed professional counselor for a non-profit community mental health agency in Tulsa.