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Jon Konrath

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Jon Konrath has written and published a dozen or so books, including Summer Rain and Rumored to Exist. He is the principal of Paragraph Line Books and editor of the literary journal Paragraph Line (ParagraphLine.com), and written for many other zines and publications. He is also an inventor, computer programmer, and amateur x-ray technician. He lives in Oakland, and has bought 40 acres of land in the mountains of Colorado, where he plans to build a heavily-armed compound. He can be found online at rumored.com and paragraphline.com.

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