John Bushore - Author
Too Damn Much Information about John:
Over the last decade, dozens of my stories and poems have been published in magazines and anthologies, both print and on-line. Two of my short stories were selected for a university course on Gothic and Horror Literature. I'm also a 3-time winner of the independently-judged James Baker Award from Sam's Dot Publishing. I'm the author of 8 published books. My novel, "...and Remember that I Am a Man." received the 2011 Pinnacle Award from the North American Bookdealers Exchange(for what that's worth, I think they give an award to everyone who signs up.)
   Writing for children as MonkeyJohn, my stories and poems are regularly included in Beyond Centauri, a quarterly s/f magazine for younger readers.
   I live in Chesapeake, Virginia with my wife Diane and assorted dogs, cats, chickens, horses and other varmints. I have two grown children, Travis and Second Lieutenanat Jacquelyn Bushore, US Army. A Vietnam veteran, I reside on land re-claimed by the digging of the Dismal Swamp Canal in the early 19th century and am very interested in the history of the region. We vacation on Ocracoke Island every summer and I love to rake for clams - unlike fishermen, I get the limit every time.
 
Ocracoke Island, NC, 2009
Standing in front of my favorite clamming grounds
2002 James Award
- Mare Insanitatus
2003 James Award - Rejection Letter
2005 James Award - Render unto Karak
2011 Pinnacle Award
"...and Remember that I Am a Man."
2012 Ginger's Favored Read Award
"...and Remember that I Am a Man."
Norfolk Farm Market - Farm Week 2010
Taylor Elementary School - Dr. Seuss Day 2009
Towne Point Park, Norfolk - Books in the Park
with Tony Ruggiero, a horror writer from Suffolk, VA.
2008
Willoughby Elementary School, 2008
(with Dickens the Iguana)
Willoughby Elementary School, Buddy Reading Club 2008
(1st appearance of the pirate)
Richmond, VA - RavenCon 2007
(with Robert J. Sawyer, Canada's
top SF writer, and his wife, Carolyn(?)
Richmond, Va - RavenCon 2007 (with Tyree Campbell of Sam's Dot Publishing)
National Reading Day (Dr. Seuss Day) at Taylor Elementary, Mar 2. 2011
Civil War Living History Days, Museum of the Albemarle - Feb. 2013
My work has appeared in these magazines and anthologies:
Jackie's commissioning formal - Fort Benning, GA -2013
2nd Lieutenant Jacquelyn Bushore, US Army
James B. Baker Award - 2002
James B. Baker Award - 2003
Museum of the Albemarle - 2014
Finally! The pirate costume is complete
Ocracoke Pirate Days -2013
Presenting Travis and Rosie Bushore
June, 2013