Josh is primarily a writer of fiction. He has published one novel and a handful of short stories. He also wrote some music articles for Vinyl Me, Please. He used to publish under the pen name Doctor Gaines but no longer does. He bought this dang domain name and still hasn't changed it.

He wrote and directed a short film called Cordial Kill which was completed in August 2017 and is presently being submitted to film festivals. He is currently at work on his first feature film, titled There Are Five of Me.

He was the co-host of the now defunct weekly podcast called Ink & Echo.

Josh was born in Lincoln NE, grew up in Albuquerque NM and now lives in Denver CO. He was once in the band Abraham the Poor, dropped out of a film program in college, won two poetry slams, and drew Harry Potter-themed comics for a while.

He enjoys the work of Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, John Steinbeck, Bret Easton Ellis, Cormac McCarthy, Paul Thomas Anderson, Stanley Kubrick and Lee Hardcastle. He loves The Alan Parsons Project, Huey Lewis & The News and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Anne Lamott, Richard Rohr and Thomas Merton are his teachers.

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