John Counts is a newsman and writer who lives in Michigan.

His fiction and nonfiction has appeared in the Chicago Reader’s Pure Fiction issue, the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal, Joyland, Midwestern Gothic, Wayne Literary Review, Hypertext, Anthology of Chicago and “A Detroit Anthology.”

He works as an editor at The Ann Arbor News.

He is the singer and guitarist for the hardcore punk band Suburban Delinquents, circa 1994-1999. The band was reactivated in 2015 and currently plays shows throughout the Midwest.

He was born in Bay City, Michigan, but moved to the Detroit area when he was 9. He earned his BA in English from Wayne State University and an MFA in Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.

He likes to fly fish and bird hunt in Northern Michigan.

He has two daughters, June and Anna, with wife Meredith Counts.

If you’d like to contact him, email

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