jonathan schork is an author, artist, & filmmaker in St. Petersburg, Florida. Raised in the Catskill Mountains in the rural Hudson Valley Region of New York state, nature has figured prominently into most of his work since he was a kid. He wrote his first novel when he was a teen & submitted to his high school English teacher, Mary Cooke, to edit; they were married when he was twenty. A resident of the Florida Keys, where he lived with his wife in a solar house on the end of an island, he wrote for several Key West news papers, and coauthored the short story book Diversifolio (Seastory Press, 2004) with childhood comrade e.c. kasteen. After a move to Miami Beach in 2006 after the death of his wife, he wrote briefly for the fashion journal Disfunkshion, most notably the 2009 Burning Man feature the Burning Woman. He was the writer, producer, & director of the feature documentary Voile: sails in the desert (2008), followed by a number of short films, including 2012's a rose for cecile & 2013's G_O_O_M_B_A_S, both under the aegis of the Tampa Bay 48hr film project. Since moving to St. Petersburg in 2013, he has penned several short plays for companies in Florida & California, and illustrated his second book, the novella for young adults Fearless Inanna (SMS2, 2015). A winner of several awards in sculpture, schork has monumental artworks on display throughout the south east u.s. The Love of Simon Fox is his third book.