Jon Boilard is an award-winning short story writer and novelist. Born and raised in Western Massachusetts, he has been living in Northern California since 1986.

"The Castaway Lounge is a page-turner."
Publishers Weekly

"A profane, heartsick, and hilarious masterpiece."
—Benjamin Whitmer, Author of Cry Father and Pike

"Boilard writes of society's cast-offs with profound empathy and affection."
—Craig Clevenger, author of Dermaphoria and The Contortionist's Handbook

"The words will stay bright red in your heart."
—Sonny Brewer, author of The Widow and the Tree and The Poet of Tolstoy Park

The Castaway Lounge (Dzanc Books/2015) is the story of Applejack Woods, a bad man trying to put the "wrong life" in his rearview mirror. But when a pole dancer ends up dead during an after-hours party, he risks going to prison or worse by setting in motion a plan to bring the killers to justice.

Castaway Lounge
Praise for A River Closely Watched (Macadam Cage/2012) and Jon Boilard
"A River Closely Watched is a stunning debut. You will hear from Jon Boilard again and again." —Steve Yarbrough, author of Realm of Last Chances and The Oxygen Man
"There's an old saw among traders of collectible volumes that goes, 'A scarce book is one you'll find once in ten years of dedicated browsing; a rare book is one you'll find once in a lifetime.' By a similar measure, Jon Boilard is a rare writer, and his debut novel is a gem among rare reads." —Sonny Brewer, author of The Widow and the Tree and The Poet of Tolstoy Park
"Boilard's debut novel is the literary equivalent of punk rock." —Kirkus Reviews
"Boilard's debut novel is an exercise in noir, or perhaps it might be better described as Southern Gothic come to rural New England." —Booklist