Ep. 229: John Vercher is a writer currently living in the Philadelphia area with his wife and two sons. He has a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Pittsburgh and an MFA in Creative Writing from the Mountainview Master of Fine Arts program.
His fiction has appeared on Akashic Books’ flash fiction features Mondays are Murder and Fri-SciFi. He is a contributing writer for Cognoscenti, the thoughts and opinions page of WBUR Boston. Two of his essays published there on race, identity, and parenting were picked up by NPR, and he has appeared on WBUR’s Weekend Edition. His non-fiction work has also appeared in Entropy Magazine. You can find him on Twitter @jverch75 and Instagram at johnvercher75.
In this episode of the podcast, John speaks with Alex about his own biracial experience, how he is handling and preparing to handle his sons' multiracial experiences, and about representing the multiracial experience through fiction, including in his debut novel, Three Fifths.
For more on John, check out his website at: https://www.johnvercherauthor.com/
For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic
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Huge shout out to our "Super-Duper Supporters" Elizabeth A. Atkins and Catherine Atkins Greenspan of Two Sisters Writing and Publishing
Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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