Jean-Pierre Astier was born in 1967 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was raised in Ohio and graduated from Ohio State University 1992. He now holds degrees in English Literature and Philosophy. Mr. Astier moved to California 1993, where he enjoys hiking, traveling, and drinking. He has been published in a variety of small lit magazines and anthologies. Mr. Astier serves as "Assistant to the Editor" for Lilac Dawn.