Jim Zervanos is the author of the novel LOVE Park, which Charles Baxter praised as “funny and moving,” Philadelphia Magazine called “smart, insightful”, and The Philadelphia Inquirer featured in a front-page story. He has recently completed two memoirs, That Time I Got Cancer: A Love Story and Your Story Starts Here. Essays from Your Story Starts Here have been published and named finalists in several national contests. “Changing Your Mind” received an Honorable Mention in the 2020 Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest and is published at WinningWriters.com. Contest judge Dennis Norris II called this essay “a stunning reflection from a man who fears he’s failed his student, this piece will have you standing and cheering, and hoping for both teacher and student.” Another essay, “Millennial Girl,” appears in the May 2020 issue of English Journal. Others have been selected as finalists in the Fourth Genre Michael Steinberg Memorial Essay Contest and december magazine’s 2020 Curt Johnson Prose Award in Nonfiction.
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