I got the opportunity to talk to real life man of mystery, Jerry Drake, while I was in Washington DC for the AWP writer’s conference. He is a writer. His day job is working for the government, and in his spare time he hunts monsters.
“I am compelled to tell stories. I live my life as a narrative and I see every person I meet and every place I visit as a collection of stories. Writing is the way I make sense of my experiences so that I can understand them and better understand myself.”
J.C. DRAKE is a professional researcher and general problem-solving factotum. He holds a BA in Anthropology, an MA in History, and a PhD in Adult, Professional, and Community Education, specializing in understanding how people obtain cultural knowledge through narrative. His hobbies are writing weird fiction, traveling, and researching unsolved mysteries, which he has been doing for more than 20 years. Jerry is a natural story teller – and he is driven to express his desire to tell tales through the written word. He is married to Vickie Drake and they divide their time between Washington, DC and York, PA.