writer photoJohn Paul Jaramillo was born and raised in Southern Colorado, and his writing explores the Colorado steel industry and neighborhoods as well as the link between family, trauma, and place. His stories have appeared in the Acentos ReviewPalabra, A Magazine of Chicano and Latino Literary Art and Somos en Escrito–most recently in La Casita Grande Lounge and Nat Brut #9. He is the author of the story collection The House of Order, named a 2013 Int’l Latino Book Award Finalist, and the novel in stories Little Mocos from Twelve Winters Press. In 2013 Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature listed Jaramillo as one of its Top 10 New Latino Authors to Watch and Read