John Schafer is a writer, actor, and fisherman. Born and raised on the north side of Chicago, where he was shot, he was a member of the Latino Chicago Theater Company and earned a degree in sociology from Illinois State University…after playing basketball for five different colleges. He’s appeared in a number of films and on The Drew Carey Show, Dharma & Greg, and SeaQuest DSV. His screenplays for Bruised Orange and The Unconcerned have been produced and his short stories have appeared in Amor Fati, the Writer’s Compass, and Short Story magazine. He lives in Virginia, where he’s just finished Transcendental Blues, a novel in three parts, and is at work on more.