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John Andrew Fredrick was born in Richmond, Virginia and grew up in Santa Barbara, California. After receiving his Ph.D. from The University of California at Santa Barbara, he formed an indie rock band called The Black Watch ( that has released 17 records to considerable underground acclaim. He has taught in The Writing Program at USC, and in the English departments at Santa Monica College, Loyola Marymount University, and UCSB. At UCSB Fredrick won the Graduate Students Award for Professor of the Year in 1987. He plays tennis at least five times a week and sometimes puts on show his abstract paintings of book covers for such classics as “Madame Bovary” and “The Catcher in the Rye.”

John Andrew Fredrick  is a singer, songwriter, vocalist, and novelist. He is a member of The Black Watch, an indie rock band, and is the author of three works of comic fiction. He earned a Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara in 1985. Fredrick has taught Writing About Film and Literature as well as Freshman English at UCSB, the University of Southern California, Loyola Marymount University, and Santa Monica College.

He lives in Angelino Heights, Los Angeles. His abstract paintings of “Great Books” are on display at Santa Monica College in Drescher Hall.

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