JONATHAN STARKE is a former bodybuilder and boxer. He's harvested seaweed in Ireland, given free hugs in Spain, and flipped pancakes in Denmark. He loves riding trains and wondering about the lives unfolding outside the window. His biggest passions are learning and travel, and he's ventured to 60 countries via hitching, couch surfing, and working exchanges. He plays piano, makes handcrafted soap, and thrives on diverse workouts, organic food, artwork, street markets, and anything related to helping others, especially in the arts. He's the founding editor of Palooka.
His debut novel, You've Got Something Coming, received the Black Heron Press Award for Social Fiction.