Artwork by F. N. Wright


F. N. Wright (1940-2012) was born and raised in Mattoon, Illinois and lived for many years in the mountains of Southern California. He served four years with Navy Amphibious Forces and was a veteran of the Quemoy-Matsu Island Crisis and Vietnam. He turned his creative talents to writing and painting, inspired, of all things he said, by baseball. Wright's writing and paintings have been published in several print and online journals and anthologies like Mudville Diaries, Rustry Truck, X-Ray, Mystery Island Press, Bottle of Smoke, and Feel Free Press. His novels include The Whorehouse (1977), Flight to Freedom (1986), and The Music Sluts (2005). His paintings are colorful and whimsical, exploring issues of the human heart and culture. Of his artwork, Wright said, "I am more primitive than the primitives."