Jesse Muchmore grew up in northern Mississippi with the bustling city of Memphis only a few minutes away over the state line. At a young age he had hopes of starting a punk band, but soon realized he did not possess even the rudimentary talents required to do that. Despite three decades of living in the Bible Belt the traditional, conservative values never really sat well with him, but he later found his tribe within the works of Flannery O’Connor, William Faulkner, and Cormac McCarthy. This eventually culminated in a writing degree from the University of Memphis. These days those influences have merged with the strange ambience of Lovecraft, the quirky pessimism of Vonnegut, and the forward-thinking of Philip K. Dick to create something altogether unique.
He now lives in Florida with his wife and two cats. His debut short story collection Black Flowers is available through Dark Currents Press.