Hi, I’m Jonah K.
I am a teacher, performer, and student of the world.
I am also a lifelong writer.
What do I write? Everything, from books to postcards to my grandmother. I specialize in fiction, short and long. I’ve completed a science fiction novel entitled The Last Book Ever Written, due for release in April, 2015. You can order it here: http://www.amazon.com/Last-Book-Ever-Written/dp/1942693176/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1424280252&sr=8-1&keywords=the+last+book+ever+written
I received my undergraduate degree at Skidmore College. It was there that I studied under Steven Millhauser, who inspired me to become a writer. While pursuing a Masters degree from Fordham University in my second passion – teaching – I decided to attain an MFA degree from Goddard College at the same time. My friends said I was meshuganah to take on two Masters programs simultaneously. Yet I completed both programs on time and was 2/3 of the way to finishing my novel.
I now have a life again. After living and writing abroad in four different countries, I moved to Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, and then to Greenwich Village in Manhattan, did time working at a charter school in the Bronx, and currently blog about my experiences writing, teaching, traveling, and living in New York City, with the occasional fiction piece thrown in. While my blog may not center around a specific theme, each post explores a personal experience with universal themes, is intended to entertain, inform, and be intellectually stimulating, and is always honest, and very much Jonah K.
My work has been published in Digital Americana, the first literary magazine for the iPad, and I am on the board of directors of Cambridge Writers’ Workshop in Brooklyn, New York.
I used to live in Costa Rica, where I wrote a popular blog, “From Gaijin to Gringo: Living Abroad in Costa Rica”. You can read about my adventures in Latin America here: http://costaricagringo.blogspot.com/