Author Bio

John-Ivan Palmer, the son of a nightclub magician and Croatian actress,  grew up in trailer parks and dressing rooms. He taught himself to read and write in the back seat of the car en route to his parents’ many engagements 기어s2 펌웨어 다운로드. Although he technically never graduated from the first grade he later attended three universities.

His early journalism appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, Milwaukee Journal and Oregon Journal Download Microsoft Toolkit 2.6.7. Other literary magazines (The Smith, December, NewsArt, Wisconsin Review, Other Voices) published his fiction while at the same time carrying on his father’s profession Download naver fonts. As with his schooling, he composed his writing in dressing rooms and hotel lobbies. After receiving the Pushcart Prize for fiction his work, which includes essays and literary criticism, was widely published and anthologized in the US, Britain and Japan 한국 노래 무료.

Given his background, the author’s work deals with unorthodox narratives, yet in a disciplined, belletristic style.  Tom Bradley’s irreverent interview with Palmer in Exquisite Corpse, A Journal of Art and Life (corpse.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=559&Itemid=40) describes the author as an “odd and versatile figure in the literary world.”

Recently published:

“Magnetic Reality: Setting the Stage of Mass Murder in School,” Vector Magazine, 2017 (http://vctrmagazine.com/) 한자폰트 무료. Included is the author’s appearance at Red Lake Indian Reservation High School where he briefly met Jeff Weise, who later murdered nine people at the same school Download social network movies.

“The Forgotten One” is a memoir of the author’s millionaire grandfather who disappeared for many years and was eventually found 윈도우 8 1. It appeared in the summer 2017 issue of the Israeli journal Ilanot Review (http://www.ilanotreview.com/letters/the-forgotten-one/). The memoir was nominated for the Best on the Net Award for 2017 and is included in Master of Deception, due out by Rare Bird Books in August, 2020 Download the Windows 7 language pack.

“The Real Live Scandinavian Folk Dancer: Teddy Qualls, Lost Freak From the Heart of Darkness,” describes the life of a forgotten African-American tap dancer “who could suck the air out of a whole town” but knew “he’d better be gone by morning.” It’s featured in the winter issue of Whistling Shade (http://www.whistlingshade.com/1702/The_Real_Live_Scandinavian_Folk_Dancer.htm)

“Kissing in Church” is a short story in the spring issue of Literary Nest (https://theliterarynest.com/issues/vol-4-issue-1/fiction/john-ivan-palmer/) Download KakaoTalk Mobile. An ex-nun and a hack writer share their chaste divinities in empty churches.

“Dragged Around by the Great Maurice,” is a study in X-rated stage hypnotism that appears in Hypnopomp Literary Journal, issue 4, 2018 (https://hypnopompblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/15/dragged-around-by-the-great-maurice-john-ivan-palmer-essay/) 철권 4.

Dining With the Breatharians” is an expose of those who profit by convincing others they can thrive on a diet consisting solely of air. This illustrated article is in Whistling Shade, spring, 2018 (http://www.whistlingshade.com/1801/Dining_With_the_Breatharians.htm).

“The Reptilian,” is a work of fiction included in the British anthology The Whisper Place published by EllipsisZine.com, 2018. Available in print only at https://www.ellipsiszine.com/four/

Two poems “Massage Parlor Honeymoon” and “Face Focus Burn Hole” were written during the author’s period as a night club hypnotist, and appear in Issue 9, 2020, of Modern Poetry Quarterly Review (http://www.modernpoetryreview.com/poetry/two-poems-by-john-ivan-palmer/).

On August 11, 2020, Rare Bird Books is scheduled to to release the author’s memoir, Master of Deception. Growing up the only child of a traveling floor show magician will make you different in more ways than one.

“Listen to Me! Words and the Amplified Voice,” an article on the strange history of speaking to large crowds without a microphone, will appear in the 2020 summer issue of Whistling Shade Literary Journal.