Jonathan Birdsall began his writing career with his first story, “A Touch of Wolf’s Bane,” in the now-defunct webzine, Innersins, in April 2015. That was followed by two more short stories also in Innersins in 2016 and 2017. He self-published his first book, “The Cripple’s Game,” a dark retelling of the classic Rumplestiltskin fairy tale in August 2016.

Born with a rare genetic disease, McCune Albright Syndrome, Birdsall is living a life rich with unusual challenge and adventure. Surrounded by an eclectic group of friends and family, he has developed an eccentric outlook on life. This perspective flavors his writing with a mix of humor, philosophy and darkness. He is currently working on his second book, a collection of essays exploring the humorous side of disability and chronic illness.