John W. Bateman has a secret addiction to glitter and, contrary to his Southern roots, does NOT like sweet tea. His first novel, "Who Killed Buster Sparkle?" (Unsolicited Press) was a 2020 nominee in fiction by the Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters and recipient of the 2019 Screencraft Cinematic Book Award. He recently left his Southern unicorn lumberjack shack in Mississippi and moved to Chicago to pursue an MFA in writing at SAIC. Learn more about John at www.johnwbateman.com.