John Ploskina is a writer, musician, world traveling adventurer, avid motorcyclist, arachnid enthusiast, software engineer, and quite possibly the only person ever to both front a death metal band and teach kindergarten. His voice and guitar work can be heard around the Pittsburgh area with the metalcore band Echoes Never Lie and his own acoustic singer-songwriter solo material.
When did you first start writing?
When I was five years old, I would staple printer paper together, fill it with incompetent drawings and misspelled words and run around telling everyone I wrote a book. I have only marginally improved since then.
Who are your favorite authors?
In no particular order: H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, J. K. Rowling, James Clavell, J. R. R. Tolkien, Jonathan Stroud, Garth Nix, Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, Ayn Rand, Alan Moore, Frank Herbert, Lois Lowry, Philip K. Dick
Karen was the love of Jack’s life… until she dumped him to take a job as a research assistant at a government science lab in Chicago. Years later, Jack is depressed and alone. But when Karen appears in his dreams and whispers a mysterious number, Jack is pursued by government agents with bizarre super powers and placed on a terrorist watchlist.