Jon Etter

Writer, Teacher, Resident of the October Country

While I’ve received many wonderful reviews for A Dreadful Fairy Book, the following one may very well be my favorite. Thanks so much to Mystery To Me‘s Middle Grade Reviewer (who both reviews Middle Grade reviews and is himself a middle-grader) for the kind words! More reviewers really should let writers know where their work stands …

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I’m extremely excited to announce that as of today I’m an internationally published author. The first print edition of The London Journal of Fiction,  featuring my short story “The Oracle at Delphi Street,” is in book stores around the London area and available online. The editor was kind enough to invite me to tonight’s launch party, but …

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My story “Watching” just came out in the Fall 2015 issue of Tulip Tree Review, a story whose first draft was written almost 20 years ago for my Advanced Creative Writing: Prose class back at Illinois State University, which was taught by David Foster Wallace immediately before the publication of Infinite Jest (I remember him talking about looking …

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Maybe I’m showing my age, but I feel much more like a real, honest-to-goodness writer now that the fall issue of Midnight Circus is out in print in addition to ebook format. Now when the interwebs crash due to a massive EMP caused by extremists, aliens, or the world’s cats having gotten fed up with providing free …

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Well, it’s time to start getting serious about this writing stuff, which apparently means you need a website. You know, just like Twain and Dickens had. Anyway, I’ll post updates and links as stuff miraculously gets published and bitter tirades when they don’t. In the meantime, enjoy this picture of me and my wife done …

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