J. A. Partridge has been an editorial assistant for a regional newspaper, an accounting specialist in a variety of accounting fields, a special projects coordinator (whatever that is) and a web application developer / designer / stylist—perhaps not too surprising for a biology major who somehow ended up with a BA and a double major in Philosophy and Religion.

He's also an award-winning poet but he's promised to give that up.

Trained in both eastern and western martial arts, he is the father of two (one in Heaven, one in Texas, so they're still close) and lives in south Texas with his wife and some sort of vaguely Pomeranian dog named Ginger Pie where he does the web thing, writes and practices and occasionally teaches Kung Fu and Tai Chi and Bagua.