J.L. Forrest has been a college professor, an international scholar, an expatriate, a medal-winning martial artist, a trophy-winning archer, a ticket-winning Skee Ball player, a wilderness survivalist, a sailor, a corporate consultant, an architect, a horseman, a rock-and-roll guitarist, and an utter layabout.
He is the author of dozens of short stories, which have appeared in the likes of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Crossed Genres, Third Flatiron, Robot Cowgirl Press, and others. An Active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
He lives in Northern Washington, where he continues to write, wrestle with demons of various kinds, and sometimes retreat to the cool green of the temperate rainforests like the Sasquatch he is.