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About John Slayton

John is a graduate of the Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing at Florida International University and performed his undergraduate work at the University of South Florida.

John's debut novel, Running to Graceland, won the Independent Book Publishers gold medal in popular fiction in 2019. He has published fiction in Close to the Bone, Flash Fiction Magazine, Vermont Magazine and a young adult short story anthology published by Simon and Schuster, Soul Searching (2002). 

John is currently a book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books and teaches fiction writing at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa, Florida.

John resides in Tampa, Florida. He likes to play pickleball with his beautiful wife Sandra.

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