J.J. Colagrande was born and raised in New York before settling in Miami. He has been a contributing writer for the Miami Herald, Miami New Times, 944, Closer, and the Sun Sentinel. J.J. currently works as an Adjunct Professor at Miami Dade College. He currently teaches Writing and Literature. J.J. previously taught at The University of Arizona. His fictions have been published in Carve, Big Bridge, Mary, Facets, and many more.