Inspiration for Golem & Odd comes from all over the place — '30s pulps, '40s noir, '70s and '80s sci-fi, astronomy, geology, myths, mysticism, Saturday morning cartoons — but a few influences are so important we'd be remiss not to mention them by name: Mike Mignola, China Miéville, Octavia E. Butler, Jeff Vandermeer, Ursula Le Guin, Robert Holdstock, Rebecca Solnit and H.P. Lovecraft.
J.E. grew up in Tarzana, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles that was once the ranch of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Growing in such fertile literary soil, he had no choice but to become a sci-fi geek.
In his day job, he's the senior managing editor for Babbel Magazine.