About Jeff Mohlman

Welcome! Jeff Mohlman here. I’m an aspiring novelist taking up English Literature at the University of Ohio. I was born and raised in Ohio, and I’m still here since I’m still finishing my degree, but once I graduate, I’m hoping to move to Los Angeles. I feel that California is the perfect place to get my creative juices flowing. With its laid-back atmosphere, easygoing lifestyle, and proximity to some of the country’s most amazing beaches; the setting is perfect for an aspiring novelist, don’t you agree?

How does Jeff Mohlman spend his free time?

I don’t have that much free time, to be honest, but whatever time I can spare, I spend it reading. I like to read a lot, and I mean a lot! Devouring the classics is my favorite hobby. I’ve read and re-read “To Kill a Mockingbird” (Harper Lee), “Tell Me a Riddle” (Tillie Olsen), and “Great Expectations” (Charles Dickens) probably more times than I care to admit or remember. I always have one these in my backpack whenever I step outside, whether to attend classes or go somewhere to relax.

Does Jeff Mohlman have other interests?

I recently took up photography. Writing and photography are artistic expressions that I feel are intertwined. Photography allows me to see beyond the obvious; beyond the surface and above the expected, if you know what I mean. And these personal perceptions inspire me in my writing. If you’ve been to my blog before, you can see that I write about different topics, from art to photography and everything else that and inspires me.

Photography has greatly helped me hone my creativity.

How does Jeff Mohlman see life after college?

I’m already in the initial stages of writing my first novel, so I’m guessing life after college means spending days and nights “perfecting” my first one. I know of writers who threw out their first drafts and wrote everything from scratch once more. And a lot of them wrote entire chapters at least ten times before being satisfied with them. So yeah, I see myself on my computer day in and day out writing, re-writing, editing and proofreading during my first year (or two) after college!