Born in 1981 near Washington, DC, John Ellis is a writer, editor, and teacher. He has lived, traveled, or studied throughout Western Europe, West Africa, and across the United States and served in the US military. He teaches English Literature in a private school in San Francisco and is a contributing writer and editor for a Northern California nonprofit that serves veterans. Currently, Ellis is a graduate student and teaching fellow in the Master of Fine Arts Program at Saint Mary’s College of California, where he is writing his first book-length work, a memoir. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Michelle.