john andrew fredrick author writer artist musician los angeles ca

 About John Andrew Fredrick

John Andrew Fredrick was born in Richmond, VA and grew up in Santa Barbara, CA.  After having received his Ph.D. in English from The University of California at Santa Barbara he formed an indie rock band called the black watch that has released 17 CDs to considerable acclaim.  John’s published three literary novels, the latest of which, The King of Good Intentions II, is out from Rare Bird Books/Publishers Group West.theblackwatch-stevekeros-1-1-min

Three more novels (two comic and experimental, one literary thriller) and a book of criticism on the early films of Wes Anderson are forthcoming, as is a musical about the friendship and legacies of Dr. Johnson and his biographer James Boswell.

John’s work has been reviewed in Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Magnet, PopMatters, Uncut, StereoEmbers, USA Today and many other publications.

As a professor, he’s taught Writing About Film and Literature at The University of Southern California, Loyola Marymount University, UCSB, Santa Monica College, and Cal Lutheran University.

He started painting in 2006, using only materials he could purchase at 99 cent stores, but now he uses acrylic and oil and pre-stretched canvases as well.

John plays tennis five times a week and has a son named Chandler whom he dotes on.

He lives in Los Angeles.

Books:  https://www.amazon.com/King-Good-Intentions-Continuing-Misadventures/dp/1942600003/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1468441577&sr=1-1&keywords=the+king+of+good+intentions+II

https://www.amazon.com/King-Good-Intentions-Andrew-Fredrick/dp/1891241109/ref=pd_sim_14_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=410RCAHzb3L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL320_SR208%2C320_&psc=1&refRID=3CJRMX7NYR7ANTCVN4WY

https://www.amazon.com/Knucklehead-Chronicles-John-Andrew-Fredrick/dp/B002BPAF0M?ie=UTF8&ref_=asap_bc

Recordings:  https://www.amazon.com/Highs-Lows-Black-Watch/dp/B017172E62/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1468441692&sr=1-1&keywords=highs+and+lows

https://www.amazon.com/Sugarplum-Fairy-Black-Watch/dp/B00OBW9IJW/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1468441716&sr=1-3

https://www.amazon.com/End-When-Black-Watch/dp/B00E9E4HBG/ref=pd_bxgy_15_img_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KC1QXS0FQD4SRT5YSM8K

https://www.amazon.com/Led-Zeppelin-Five-Black-Watch/dp/B004YWLX88/ref=sr_1_11?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1468441763&sr=1-11

https://www.amazon.com/Icing-Snow-Queen-Black-Watch/dp/B0019G7WZA/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1468441811&sr=1-1&keywords=icing+the+snow+queen

https://www.amazon.com/Hypnotizing-Sea-Black-Watch/dp/B000BCHJQA/ref=pd_sim_15_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=51YikhVo4tL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&psc=1&refRID=KYC3R22P8A8DFEWJHWKH

https://www.amazon.com/Tatterdemalion-Black-Watch/dp/B00149F66Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1468441880&sr=1-1&keywords=tatterdemalion

https://www.amazon.com/Jiggery-Pokery-Black-Watch/dp/B00006RINU/ref=sr_1_1_twi_aud_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1468441956&sr=1-1&keywords=the+black+watch+jiggery+pokery

https://www.amazon.com/Lime-Green-Girl-Black-Watch/dp/B000053VJS/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1468442001&sr=1-1&keywords=the+black+watch+lime+green+girl

https://www.amazon.com/King-Good-Intentions-Black-Watch/dp/B000021YF4/ref=pd_sim_sbs_15_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=21AVM434BRL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&psc=1&refRID=33ZSC4P2VRX2T9Z57P2Y

https://www.amazon.com/Very-Mary-Beth-Black-Watch/dp/B0000AOKOS/ref=pd_sim_15_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=410XNDCA8QL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&psc=1&refRID=9X35YQQ72EDHC27QAVCG

https://www.amazon.com/Amphetamines-Black-Watch/dp/B000006M73/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1468442078&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=the+bllack+watch+amphetamines

https://www.amazon.com/Flowering-Black-Watch/dp/B0000021U8/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1468442144&sr=1-1&keywords=the+black+watch+flowering

Videos:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XViY19BZ1cA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE2B4aXTBok

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxL9KssmpoY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDNNH3mkwrI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEsQ6vHj5d4

Interviews & Reviews:  https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/one-level-up-a-conversation-with-john-andrew-fredrick/

http://sluggerotoole.com/2015/12/11/long-on-material-for-jeremiads-like-this-john-andrew-fredricks-the-king-of-good-intentions-ii/

http://stereoembersmagazine.com/cultish-no-black-watch-go-large-sugarplum-fairy-sugarplum-fairy/

http://stereoembersmagazine.com/gilded-longing-highs-lows-black-watch/

https://thisisbooksmusic.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/review-the-black-watch-highs-and-lows/

http://www.popmatters.com/review/175935-the-black-watch-the-end-of-when/

http://www.slugmag.com/national-music-reviews/the-black-watch-sugarplum-fairy-sugarplum-fairy/

http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2011/05/30/qa-with-the-black-watchs-john-andrew-fredrick/

http://www.trouserpress.com/entry.php?a=black_watch

http://blurtonline.com/review/the-black-watch-the-end-of-when/

http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-hypnotizing-sea-mw0001454246

http://www.popmatters.com/review/170731-the-king-of-good-intentions-by-john-andrew-fredrick/

http://blogcritics.org/book-review-the-king-of-good/

https://goodreadingcopy.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/john-andrew-fredricks-the-king-of-good-intentions-from-verse-chorus-press/

http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-king-of-good-intentions-mw0000257059

http://bigtakeover.com/recordings/the-black-watch-sugarplum-fairy-sugarplum-fairy-pop-culture-press

Gallery:  I will send paintings separately, I suppose

Links:   http://www.rarebirdbooks.com/

http://www.versechorus.com/

https://www.facebook.com/PopCulturePressRecords/?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/john.a.fredrick

https://www.facebook.com/theblackwatchmusic/

https://www.facebook.com/thekingofgoodintentions/

Shop:  we’ll have vinyl, t shirts, CDs, signed books

Contact:  tbwatch@aol.com