ZJ currently serves as president, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, a 600+ member organization run solely by volunteers. RMFW’s mission is to help writers achieve success in commercial fiction.

ZJ is also the past vice president, Rocky Mountain Chapter, Mystery Writers of America and is a member of International Thriller Writers.

I’m delighted to be represented by Terrie Wolf, literary agent and owner, AKA Literary Management. Terrie is a beloved award-winning literary agent. I’m thrilled to have her in my corner.

NEWS to share…

Honored that my novel Elrod was a finalist in the Best Mystery category for the 2022 Claymore Award, sponsored by Killer Nashville. Set against the backdrop of the 1980 Farm Crisis which devastated farmers and ranchers across the Midwest, Elrod Pressley lives in the Flint Hills of Kansas with his mother and works a sprawling cattle ranch with his grandfather. His life is upended when his mother is brutally murdered. His twisting destiny leads him to Los Angeles and back as he struggles to establish his identity and a place called home.

My book THE BIG WEIRD: HAIKUS IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC AND CHAOS debuted on Amazon on Dec. 22, 2020 as the “#1 new release in contemporary poetry.” The book is a collection of short, hot, haiku poetry about my observations of the pandemic and the chaos that ensued around the country in 2020.

The Big Weird: Haikus in Times of Pandemic and Chaos by [ZJ Czupor]

STOP THE WORLD: SNAPSHOTS FROM A PANDEMIC released August 4, 2020. Forty authors, essayists and poets from around the world, including my noir haiku poems, are recorded here: our experiences, emotions, fears, and gratitude for living through 2020.

Always be a poet, even in prose.

–Charles Baudelaire