Jason Linden grew up in Southern Indiana and currently lives just across the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife and two young children.

When the Sparrow Sings is Jason’s debut novel. His fiction, analysis, and journalism have appeared in the Louisville Eccentric Observer,, and The Louisville Lip among other places. For a number years, Jason has been a regular contributor to the nationally renowned site The Hardball Times. He also blogs regularly at the Cincinnati Reds-centric blog Redleg Nation.

Jason is a nationally certified high school teacher and runs a small creative writing program at a high school in Louisville where he tortures his students with unreasonably demanding writing assignments on a daily basis.

Prior to teaching, Jason attended Washington University in St. Louis where he received a BA in English. Following college, he worked as a media editor before attending graduate school at the University of Louisville where he received an MA in teaching and began his career as an educator.

Jason’s wife, Cate, is also a writer and stays home with their two children in addition to blogging at (among other places) Elephants for Bookends. As a couple, they work hard to survive life with two preschool-aged children, grow pretty solid tomatoes, read lots of books, and try to go to as many Louisville Bats games as they can manage.