Embracing the world with positive creativity since Sept 2007.
J. Conrad Guest’s novels often win acclaim in the form of 5-star ratings on Amazon.com. He has made a name for himself delivering to his readers enthralling works of fiction in genres that deftly balance powerful external action with sensitive interior reflections. His almost two dozen blogs on Creative Thinkers International have allowed readers extended glimpses into the fictional universe of his novels as well as his short fiction. His works demonstrate an inspiring maturity of craftsmanship and keen observations on nuances of individual identity.
He counts the following among his major creative influences: “…Thelonious Monk, one of the founding fathers of bebop in the 40s—he persevered as his music was often ridiculed, and now enjoys his greatest success posthumously. Gene Wolfe is another major influence—a writer in the science fiction genre, Mr. Wolfe writes with grace, style and great intellect.”
Moreover: as a co-founder of Smoking Poet, he has reached beyond his own literary ambitions to help foster the creative talents of many others.
Cool BlogTalk interview. A lot of talent for that one show. Congrats on the spotlight.