Hello there. I'm Jake Ashland.

I live near Chicago with my wife, our rescue dog and robot vacuum.

My writing has been described as "absurdist", "darkly comic" and "Raymond Carver on LSD".

I'm the author of the short story collection,
This is Where it Gets Interesting. (under the name John H. Matthews)

My writing has appeared in anthologies and many literary publications including
The Chicago Reader, Wisconsin Review, Word Riot and others.