John Rock grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan between Milwaukee and Chicago.  He attended the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and San Francisco Art Institute for Film, Anthropology and Literature and spent many years in San Francisco making and showing experimental films and on the shores of Lake Superior living in a yurt working on poetry.  He is the author of two futuristic novellas RETURNING TO THE WAVES and TO THE WELL OF EARTH, and the novel REPORT THE EARTH, and many poems.  He presently lives in Asheville, NC where he is working on another science-fantasy novel THE NIGHT FLYING COLLECTIVE.