Antonio J. Hopson’s fiction is NOT:
· Romance, though love is in the air.
· Literary fiction, though poetry is abound.
· Erotica, though sex is a natural part of the human experience.
· Formulaic or genre specific.
· Attempting to cater to mainstream publishing norms.
· Real life, though speculative fiction is abound.
Antonio J. Hopson is a fiction writer, poet, teacher, and father. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Environmental Science, and is a biology teacher at Lakeside Middle School in Seattle.
He has always had a love of writing, poetry in particular. His works of poetry, speculative fiction, flash fiction, and essays have appeared in numerous publications, and he was a 2016 Pushcart Nominee. He has also been the recipient of a Reader’s Choice Award from Farmhouse Magazine and was an EPIC e-book Award finalist. Antonio is the author of numerous short stories, several novels, and a collection of poetry, Seven, which was published in 2016 and spent three weeks at #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases.
When he isn’t writing, he likes to spend his free time painting, cooking, playing ping pong, and scuba diving in the cold waters off Puget Sound. He also enjoys taking road trips and camping with his two sons in their 57 Security trailer. He was born and raised in South Seattle and now lives north of the city in Shoreline, WA.
Antonio J. Hopson
Antonio spins gentle legends and quiet love stories. From biker goddesses to mythical tricksters, from feuding winds to debauched taverns, [his stories] reveal the author's romantic enchantment with the world around him, even when it's at its grittiest.
— The Harrow, Dru Pagliassotti, Editor in Chief,
Instead of cannons, Antonio J. Hopson uses words as his weapon of choice in the poetry collection Seven, and that for the most part focuses on a love affair. Amazingly, his use of words gives the impression that this affair—at least for him—resembles the carnage of the Crusades… Hopson is a poet of promise… I wanted to have witnessed this fire in more of the poems in this collection. I look forward to reading more of his work as he, and the rest of us, navigate this life (which can be of carnage at times) with the light of words.
—Elvis Alves, The Compulsive Reader
“A flash fiction writer turns to poetry and speaks of biting love seen in a cosmic light.”
—Washington Independent Review of Books: “July 2015 Exemplars: Poetry Reviews by Grace Cavalieri”
Winner of the Farmhouse Reader's Choice Award, Finalist "Best Short Story Anthology" EPIC Award, Featured Writer at Hugo House and NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu’s, Exquisite Corpse, 2016 Pushcart Nominee.