art by leigh white
| Jon Epstein grew up in a secular Jewish home in the Hollywood Hills. Battling drug addiction and alcoholism at an early age, in his senior year of high school he traded in his high school cap and gown for a pair of silver handcuffs and a booking number. After nearly another decade of felonious high jinx and criminal tom foolery, Providence interceded; in January of 1986 Jon crawled out of his dark and dank root cellar... back into the sunlight.
Now a man of fifty two and sober over two decades, Epstein resides in the West San Fernando Valley with his wife of 22 years and their nineteen-year-old daughter. Jon and his wife Kelly have a twenty-year-old son who attends college in Northern California. In addition to writing, Epstein's an entrepreneur, musician, surfer, student and poet. Jon's first published poem "Tight Skin," appeared in the 2007 edition of the Pierce College Voices Collective.