Jef is a native Texan who moved to Atlanta in 1996, because he wanted to know what it was like to live someplace where the ten o’clock news came on at eleven. He works as a recruiter for a non-profit and as the store manager for Bound To Be Read Books in East Atlanta Village. He lives in Grant Park and has a disproportionate amount of friends named Jeff. When he is not doing the bookstore cat’s evil bidding, Jef enjoys driving with the top down on his Miata and blasting ‘80s music from his humongous subwoofer.
Jef’s short fiction, essays, and poetry have been featured on the BBC’s Get Writing website and the online literary magazine Clockwise Cat, as well as winning several writing contests. He was also invited to pitch his screenplays at The Perfect Pitch contest at the Atlanta Film Festival in 2004 and 2006, where he described one of his scripts as “Home Alone meets Basic Instinct.” Jef is a graduate of Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp, and was a finalist in the 2012 Erma Bombeck Writing Competition. He was a 2012 Lambda Literary Foundation Fellow. Rumors that he can unhinge his jaws and swallow his food whole are true.