“The Blueprint of Your Brain” by John McNally
Volume #2, Issue #24 November 18, 2014
John McNally is the author of three novels: After the Workshop, The Book of Ralph and America’s Report Card; two story collections, Troublemakers and Ghosts of Chicago; and two nonfiction books: The Creative Writer’s Survival Guide: Advice from an Unrepentant Novelist and Vivid and Continuous: Essays and Exercises for Writing Fiction. His young adult novel Lord of the Ralphs will be published by Lacewing Books in the fall of 2015. A screenplay he co-wrote is in development with the producer of Winter’s Bone. A native of Burbank, Illinois, and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, John is Professor and Writer in Residence at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.