Jad Josey lives on the central coast of California with his wife and three children (and one very large cat). He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees in English Literature from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Glimmer Train, Little Fiction, Palooka, Pithead Chapel, Passages North, Atticus Review, and elsewhere. His work has been nominated for “Best of the Net" and “Best Small Fiction” awards. His story, “That Water Lives So Far,” (Atticus Review) made the Wigleaf Top 50 Longlist.
Jad wrote his first screenplay at the age of twelve, and he was devastated when a 1987 Kevin Costner film shared the same title. Waterworld seemed an apt punishment for the trespass. After years penning prose-like poetry, a kind professor nudged him toward short fiction. In 2012, Crack the Spine gave a home to his short story, "Beneath That Equal Sky," a moment that marked his first online fiction publication and a long-awaited occasion to burn the impressive stack of rejection letters collected over the years.
By day, Jad manages a company dedicated to keeping VW campers on the road. In as many free moments as he can eke out, he writes and writes and writes.