Who is John Bray?
I’m a guy who started a blog to try and cope with the fact that I took on parenting at 21. Then I sort of lost the interest in blogging about life because I guess I’m not cut out for nonfiction. Or I had enough life in my life and I just didn’t need to write about it. I no longer felt passionate about that sort of documentation (digital scrapbooking). So I stopped writing over here for a while. Then a longer while.
In the process, I rediscovered my love for photography, decided it was okay to post photography and fiction because, well, I own this small piece of the web. So that’s what this is. A blog containing photography and fiction with bits of nonfiction on the side. If fishsticks come into play, consider it a bonus, but the odds of that happening are slim. Unless I get some sort of wild sponsorship from Gorton’s which, at this point, seems unlikely (Hi, Gorton’s!).
Still looking for more details? Okay, my favorite color is blue. I have a serious interest in striped ( or spotted, flecked, or otherwise decorated) socks. I also happen to have a rather intense relationship with potato chips which I’m learning to manage, one bag at a time. I’m from Michigan, but I currently call the western suburbs of Chicago “home.” I live here with my 12 year old son.
At the end of February, 2014, I published my first children’s book, “Maggie and the Sprinkle Tree,” and in May 2014 I quit my day job to pursue writing full time. The book is adorable and amazing. The career change is sure to be just as amazing (though slightly less adorable) and, if you’re interested, you can find out a bit more about what I’m doing professionally by visiting my professional website: john-bray.com.