John Edward Ellis’ essays, articles, and book reviews have been published in Relief Journal, Able Muse Review, Embodied Effigies Magazine, Ginosko Literary Journal, Jonah Magazine, and elsewhere. His memoir, An Argonaut’s Anthology for a Once and Future Kingdom, about teaching underprivileged youth in San Francisco and traversing the Mojave Desert, is forthcoming.
Ellis is the recipient of a grant from the Fulbright Program, to write in Saint-Louis, Senegal, and a fellowship from Saint Mary’s College of California, where he earned an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction writing.
A career Soldier and Paratrooper in the U.S. Army Reserve, he serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Veterans Studies, an academic journal focused on the scholarly investigation of military veterans. Ellis’ other projects include speaking on issues of faith, culture, politics, and the arts via his podcast, The Gospel Media Collaborative. His website can be found at www.johnedwardellis.com.
Ellis grew up in West Africa, Europe, and the Northeastern United States. As an adult, he lived for over a decade in San Francisco, California, where he helped plant several Christian Churches and taught English Literature in several Christian schools. Currently, he lives in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area with his wife and daughter.