J. R. Angelella is the author of the novel Zombie (Soho Press) as well as a forthcoming Southern Gothic supernatural YA series (Sourcebooks/Teen Fire) co-written with his wife, Kate Angelella. Their first book, Cursed, is set to publish in 2012. He is also a contributing author to the murder-mystery anthology Who Done It? (Soho Teen), benefiting the nonprofit organization 826NYC.
His short fiction has appeared in numerous journals, including Sou’wester, JMWW, The Collagist and The Nervous Breakdown. His short story “Sauce” was selected as the winner of the 2012 Short Story Contest by The Coachella Review. His non-ficiton has appeared in various publications, including Fiction Writers Review, The Quivering Pen and Largehearted Boy.
He holds a BA in English from Ithaca College and an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College. He teaches creative writing at the Gotham Writers’ Workshop in New York City.
His favorite band is the Drive-By Truckers and he doesn’t understand why they aren’t your favorite band too.
He was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the writer Kate Angelella.