Zé Burns caught the writing bug at age 11, and with the support of his freshman English teacher, wrote his first novel at 14—a fantasy novel with every possible cliché mushed together. From there, he would go on to novel after novel throughout his teens and into his twenties, evolving from fantasy into bizarro and horror and onto his own bent of surrealism. Writing and reading would prove life-saving as he went through a debilitating illness.
Italo Calvino, Bohumil Hrabal, Franz Kafka, and Kurt Vonnegut are his literary heroes (though he does have a guilty pleasure for the pulp authors of the early 20th century–Lovecraft, Howard, Burroughs, etc). He is obsessed with Brazilian culture, especially bossa nova, and is currently learning Portuguese.
Born and raised in Seattle, he lives with his cat Queenie, his Lucky Cat statue collection, and a mountain of books that threatens to crush him in his sleep.
You can find him on Twitter at @ZeBurns