Jim Gladstone is a Philadelphia native currently living in Paris, is a creative consultant and writer. His wide-ranging cultural commentary and criticism has appeared in publications including The New York Times Book Review, Billboard, SPIN, Lambda Book Report, and a host of major daily newspapers including The Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Atlanta Constitution. His fiction and personal essays have been anthologized and published in several literary magazines.
He has moderated and served on panels at national literary gatherings including Outwrite, The Lambda Literary Festival and Bouchercon and created writing seminars for students at every level, from elementary schoolers to post-grad adults.
Gladstone's writing has also graced tampon packages, encouraged the consumption of fresh turkey products, and been declaimed by the world's most popular red and yellow spokescandies.
Educated at Yale College, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Prague Seminars, Gladstone's checkered past includes stints as a devoted bookseller, library staff member, radio commentator, writing teacher, and leotard-clad Playboy Club dancer.