I Want to
Jonathan Slusher is a Garden State native and
stay at home father seldom inflicted with
inexplicable bouts of optimism and caffeine
induced semi euphoria. He has a M.S. in
Environmental Science, occasional insomnia, and
has also scored over 100,000 points on the
super speed arcade classic version of Ms.

Jonathan's work has been published in
, Bartleby Snopes, Toasted Cheese Literary
Journal, Paper Darts Magazine
, Coast Views
, and The Battered Suitcase. He also has
appeared on NPR Radio's

Jonathan's debut novel
Water Landing can be
found at
Amazon and is also free to download at

subject: bulbasaur

* The record score was achieved in Fall 2001 and took
place inside the laundromat next to Little Chef
Restaurant in Ocean Beach, CA. It was witnessed by
his girlfriend. They later married and had kids.
Bartleby Snopes
Rescuing the Dead Girl
by Jonathan Slusher
Two interviews from your
favorite stay home daddy
Pure Slush
April 3, 2014

One year after tomorrow I'll be forty years old! Anyone
anywhere ever hear anything about that decade being the
most fruitful for lazy writers who feel as if their stories
always sound better in their heads? If so, feel free to pass
along more details. Go ahead and make things up. Maybe
I can believe it long enough to feel the effects of your
generous literary pleacebo, plecebo, placebo (score!).

So, I haven't put major points up on the writer/wanabee
scoreboard in a while. But since September I've
published a short piece in Pure Slush (The Gypsy Woman
in the Bloodmobile) as well as another KQED
Perspective (It Gets Better).

It seems that whatever I write at the moment is being
pulled in by the story about my dad and his hit and run
accident (going on thirty years in June).

How strange it feels to have recently shared something on
the radio that I never spoke to friends and family about. It
feels good to hear positive feedback, that the piece has
helped give optimism to others who have had struggles
with anxiety. And who hasn't had a hard time with this
pesky feeling at least once in their life?

Moving on I'm hoping to either move away from my
introspective soul expactorations, expectorations (second
try!),  and find a new inspiration. I feel as if I've got a
good story or two, or another book brewing.

But as always the hard part is keeping up confidence,
avoiding distraction, and knowing that the words will
always sound better in my head than they look on the

Sophie's Big Page

It Gets Better

March, 2014
Some other cool and interesting Coastsiders
I've interviewed for Coastviews:

Crafting Meaningful Music with a Soul: The
Zamora Rose Project

Moss Beach Artworks: The fine line between
jewelry and fine art
Capturing the Sweet
Life: The free-spirited
photography of Jody
Holman Webster
Play Date
Jonathan Slusher

Nov. 17, 2011

May 5, 2014