I write under the pen name, John J Asher. Google my real name, John Jones, and it will crash your computer with overload! I grew up in rural West Texas. Attended the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Taught art five years at FAS in Westport, CT., and was a staff illustrator at Weekly Reader until I quit to freelance. In 1994, I moved to Austin, Texas. I've done some acting, both movies and commercials, but spend most of my time writing blue-collar stories about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstance. Thanks for stopping by.