J. Travis Grundon has served as co-editor and contributing author of Forrest J Ackerman’s Anthology of the Living Dead and Hoosier Noir. He is also the author of two short story collections and one novel. His other work includes two years as an editor and columnist for Rudo Can’t Fail: Lucha Libre & Lucha Culture Worldwide.
He lives in Vincennes, Indiana, with his two daughters and his wife, Stormi. You can also find him on Twitter: @JTravisGrundon
“J. Travis Grundon’s work has a unique voice in a world of similar voices, something that writers twice his age don’t have. His work, whether they’re straight-out horror, noir mashups or just plain weird, tells stories that strike nerves and stay in the memory long after you’re finished.” –Author John F.D.Taff, Little Deaths
"J. Travis Grundon is more than a writer; he's an unstoppable force." -Author L.B. Goddard, Forrest J Ackerman's Anthology of the Living Dead
“J. Travis Grundon is a true talent that makes turning the page the incredible experience it should be!" - Director Joshua Hull, Beverly Lane
"Travis creates gritty, realistic characters that you may not always like, but that's what makes them real." Author Justin Brock-Jones, Valley Falls BOOKS
BAD DECISIONS (2019) Anthology by the Vincennes Writers Group. Think you've made bad decisions? Check these out!
HOTEL STORIES (2015) is a selection of stories by members of the Vincennes Writers Group. The short stories are connected by a hotel theme.
MR. BAD EXAMPLE (2013) is the story of Harlow Kingston, a wine loving social misfit, who fell in love with the girl next door. He tried to be the man she wanted, but he fell for (and into bed with) many other women along the way. He does his best to ignore his shortcomings by staying drunk, but it doesn't take long before his bad choices start catching up to him. He becomes a magnet for pointless sex, crazy people, and death.
Quixotic(2013) kwik- sot-ik adjective
1.) extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable.
2.) impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.
The Table of Contents: Star Crossed – Jennifer L. Miller Marionette – Charlotte Gledson Nature of the Beast – Benjamin Martinson Sunday - A. J. Brown Sirena – Michael Critzer A Game of Frisbee – Jean Michelle DeSanto Fulfilling a Fantasy – Amanda L. Crandall Legacy – Leslee Marie Lewandoski Mercy – J. Travis Grundon One Box and Two Suitcases – B.C. Brown Dying to be with you – Lindsey Beth Goddard Vermin Free – Justin Brock-JonesHell's a Cabin- Joe Moe
Happy Hour Blues (2012) picks up where Eclectic Collection left off, with gritty, character-driven tales. What could go wrong when a boy and his friends try to snap a Polaroid of teenagers having sex in a cemetery? What would happen if choosing between a best friend and a girlfriend was a life or death decision? How would a guy deal with his sister being raped and murdered, if the killer was given two life sentences for his crime, and what if the nice girl you met in the bar had a deadly secret? Happy Hour Blues is J. Travis Grundon's 2nd collection of short stories. This book weaves in and out of the lives of people at their best and worst. Often astucious and bleak, these stories can't be unread.
Fracas: A Collection of Short Friction (2011) This a collection of new trangsgressive fiction including Garrett Calcaterra, Joe Schwartz, John F.D. Taff, J. Travis Grundon, Scott Lefebvre and many more.
Transgressive fiction is a genre of literature that focuses on characters who feel confined by the norms and expectations of society and who break free of those confines in unusual and/or illicit ways. Because they are rebelling against the basic norms of society, protagonists of transgressional fiction may seem mentally ill, anti-social, or nihilistic. The genre deals extensively with taboo subject matters such as drugs, sex, violence, and crime. The genre has been the subject of controversy, and many forerunners of transgressional fiction, including William S. Burroughs and Hubert Selby Jr., have been the subjects of obscenity trials. Other prolific authors of this nature include J.G. Ballard, Charles Bukowski, BretEaston Ellis, Chuck Palahniuk and Elizabeth Young.
Transgressional fiction shares similarities with splatterpunk, noir, and erotic fiction in its willingness to portray forbidden behaviors and shock readers. Some people have compared this literary style to the Grindhouse style of film making. Fracas: A Collection of Short Friction is designed to tap the new voices of transgressive fiction. These stories will leave an impression.
Eclectic Collection (2010) is a feast of fiction, that illustrates J. Travis Grundon's love, and craft of short stories. It features stories previously published in HELP: An Anthology to Benefit Preditors and Editors, Twisted Dreams Magazine, The Monsters Next Door and Concrete Blood, as well as several brand new pieces.
TOE TAGS 2 (2010) Fifteen tales of weird horror from the best up-and-coming authors of fiction! Stories by Brian Barnett, William Pauley III, Andersen Prunty, Jordan Krall, David W Barbee, Kevin Shamel, Steve Lowe, Laura Eno, Jodi MacArthur, Suzie Bradshaw, Garrett Calcaterra, John F.D. Taff, J. Travis Grundon, Alan Spencer, Lee Hughes, and macabre poetry by Joey Froehlich.
Forrest J Ackerman's Anthology of the Living Dead (2009) Fans of Uncle Forry, zombies, and everything horror rejoice! Nicholas Grabowsky's Black Bed Sheet Books is proud to present FORREST J ACKERMAN'S THE ANTHOLOGY OF THE LIVING DEAD. This represents one of Forry's very last literary outings with blessings from the Ackerman estate. Contributors include Uncle Forry himself (forward), Del Howison, Joe Moe, Cassandra Lee, Eric Enck, Axelle Carolyn, Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton (introduction) and many more! Edited by J. Travis Grundon & L.B. Goddard, this is a must-have read and an extraordinary achievement for zombie lore!