JON PETRUSCHKE (“540 Degrees”) resides in Portland, Maine, with his wife and two cats; however, he was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, and collected many fond memories exploring the city. Jon founded and leads a longstanding writing group in Portland. He has had work published in various journals includingPoetic HoursPaper Wasp; ChildrenChurches and Daddies; the poetry anthology In Our Own Words: Generation X Poetry; and the first Philly Fiction. Jon is a clinical social worker and has taken up snowshoeing.

A story by Jon Petruschke appeared in Philly Fiction (Don Ron Books, 2006). You can read Jon’s bio from the previous book here.

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