Who: Me

My name is John Schoneboom and I am your host here at Magic Stories. I am a writer, for example of plays and novels, for example Fontoon from Dedalus Books, and also a bit of a programmer. Thus Magic Stories is a sort of inevitable intersection of these two seemingly different things, almost as if you had thrown, say, a baseball bat and a child's uneaten broccoli stems into a blender and waited to see what eventually crawled out. It's a terrible analogy but you can get a different one next time you load this page.

I have also previously served as a clandestine fixer of rope swings for children in a patch of green near a school, and I once won a fight with a bully when I was seven by getting hold of his arm and simply spinning around and around until he started crying and begging me to let go, which I promptly did, and watched him spin off into the arms of his laughing sister by the curb.

If you've got questions, comments, thoughts, or otherwise wish to contact me about this project, please use this handy form. Do include your own valid email address or else I won't be able to reply.

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