John Pritchard

John Pritchard is the author of three books in the Junior Ray series: Junior RayThe Yazoo Blues, and Sailing to Alluvium. Barnes & Noble named Junior Ray one of their Top Ten Sensational Debut Novels of 2005. Pritchard grew up in the Mississippi Delta, a place of dark and elemental myth that inspired him to write. He currently lives in Memphis, where he has taught college-level English—often in knickers—for most of the last thirty-two years.

John Pritchard