Joshua Barton

I guess it all really began when I was about six and in Kindergarten. We were told to draw story panels that depicted our childhood weekends in Bunker, Missouri. Everyone started to scribble and color stick figures riding bikes, throwing baseballs or dressing up plastic dolls. I drew my mother and I picking blackberries and picking out stinkbugs in the back fields of our holler.

After high school, I went to college at the University of Missouri-Columbia where I majored in journalism and got my B.A. in Magazine Feature Writing and Editing. My speciality is narrative feature writing, but I also have experience with beat reporting, script writing, web research, technical writing, creative directing/styling and editorial development.

An American Poet once said: The imagination must adorn and exaggerate life, must give it splendor and grotesqueness, beauty and infinite depth. And in his memory, I plagiarize to say that I will write whatever I damn please, whenever I damn please and as I damn please.