John Paul Jaramillo grew up in Southern Colorado but now lives, writes and teaches in Springfield, Illinois. He holds an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Oregon State University and, currently, works as Professor of English at Lincoln Land Community College. In 2012 his first collection of composite stories The House of Order: Stories was a Latino Book Award Finalist, and in 2013 the editors of Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature listed Jaramillo as one of its 2013 top 10 new Latino authors.

His writing has appeared in the Acentos Reviewthe Copper Nickel Review and in the Antique Children Arts JournalFogged Clarity Arts JournalInDigest Magazine and Verdad MagazineParaphilia MagazineSleet Magazine,  Palabra, A Magazine of Chicano and Latino Literary Art and most recently in Pilgrimage Magazine.

Contact: 5250 Shepherd Road / Dept. of Arts and Humanities / Lincoln Land Community College / Springfield, IL 62796 / Office: 217-786-2897 / john.jaramillo@llcc.edu / www.llcc.edu/jpjaramillo / twitter / facebook