About J.A. Clemens
Joshua A. Clemens (who would prefer not to refer to himself in the third person) was born in 1977 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I grew up in Utah and live there still. My parents instilled in me a boundless love of books, and that has been a driving force in my life.
I’m a book buyer, book reader, and a book writer, too! I buy books personally as well as professionally for the University of Utah Campus Store, which is a pretty sweet deal. Check out Bookmark at the U for more info about our store. Like any reader worth his dust jacket I have a considerable backlog of books to read, and it continues to grow beautifully. My book Orlando and Geoffrey is available at barnesandnoble.com among other sites. I am working on a sequel, Orlando Imperiled, as well as a science fiction novel entitled Grandpa Art.
I graduated cum laude from the University of Utah with degrees in History and Russian. Before transferring to the U of U I attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where I played football for the Polar Bears and held General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain’s Congressional Medal of Honor.
My favorite authors include Mikhail Bulgakov, Michael Chabon, C.S. Lewis, Brandon Sanderson, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Leon Uris. I am an obsessive U2 fan, as is apparent from my Satellite essays. I’m a New Hope kid, but my favorite film is Empire Strikes Back. I follow the Tennessee Titans, the Michigan Wolverines, and, above all, the Utah Utes, who defeated Alabama 31-17 in the Sugar Bowl to finish a perfect season! Go Utes! Visit my new ProUtes blog!