This Be Me
I am Jon M. Strother, a writer of fact, fiction, and bad poetry. My passion is fiction, though creative nonfiction and an occasional how-to will creep in now and then. I have written several novels and novellas, so far unpublished, and created #fridayflash, a flash fiction meme run by-in-large on Twitter.
I live in an inner suburb of St. Louis and enjoy cycling, gardening, and wasting far too much time playing Civilization III. Hey, we all have vices. I’ve got a wife and kids, and a Beagle affectionately known as Psycho-pup.
The Nickel Tour
If you’ve followed me before you may have noticed the site has changed radically. While I tried to keep the look and feel of my old site, I have changed the underlying foundation of this site from TikiWiki to WordPress. I found this necessary as the things I needed to effectively run a blog just were not available in TikiWiki. I hope you like the change.
The Menu Bar, up top, has links to Mad Utopia (my blog), this page, Free Reads (free samples of my writing), Friday Flash (a collection of links related to #fridayflash), and Resources. The sidebar has the typical stuff one would expect on a blog: recent posts, a search tool, my blog roll, and RSS subscription links. I hope you subscribe.
I have been an avid writer since around fourth grade. I began to get serious about it in high school, and wrote my first truly dreadful fantasy novel after reading The Lord of the Rings in the late ’60s. Thankfully it has been lost – forever. Since then I’ve improved considerably. I write fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and horror, and have completed numerous short stories, several novellas, and four novels. I hope you might spend some time here to get to know some of the characters and worlds I create.
Awards, Links and Publications
Guest post, Thirty Days Hath November on Editor Unleashed, November 2008
J. M. Strother Interview on The Writer’s Technology Companion, November 2008
Artist of the Month Interview on Renderostiy, December 2005
Winner – 2008 NaNoWriMo, The Seven Stages of Grief
Winner – 2008 Renderosity Halloween Short Story Contest, Carnival of Evil
Winner – 2007 NaNoWriMo, Max Mann and Paradise Lost
Finalist, Mattia Internatioan Poetry Contest, Almost Home, July 2006
Renderosity Artist of the Month , December 2005
GeoContext: Putting Geospatial Data in Context with Web Documents, with Kimberley Berger and Nathan Ryan, Proceedings of the ESRI International Users Conference, 2006
Service Area Road Analyst (SARA) Extension, with Kim Berger, Proceedings of the ESRI International Users Conference, 2005
Three Dimensional Visualization Of Obstruction Identification Surfaces, with Kimberley Berger and Nathan Ryan, Procceedings of ASPRS Annual Meeting, 2001
Wings 3D User Manual, since converted to a WikiBook
Selected poems on Renderosity