J. T. Lindroos

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J. T. Lindroos
Born (1971-07-01) July 1, 1971 (age 47)
Helsingin maalaiskunta, Finland
Occupationeditor, Designer, Writer
Genrecrime fiction

J. T. Lindroos (born July 1, 1971) is a Finnish born, naturalized American designer, publisher, editor and writer. He has been married to the American voice actor Kathleen Martin since January 4, 2000 and they live in Southern Indiana. He is currently best known as the co-founder and senior editor of the publishing imprint Point Blank, under which he published the first novels of Allan Guthrie and Duane Swierczynski.

After a decade of work as a low level government bureaucrat in Finland, with no formal education in either the arts or literature, Lindroos first came to the publishing business through his jacket designs and artwork for the small science fiction imprint Cosmos Books in 1998. He has since designed hundreds of book jackets for independent publishers like Prime Books, Crippen & Landru, Four Walls Eight Windows and Night Shade Books. He was also the art director for the short-lived Underworlds magazine. He has worked extensively with the World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer as a designer, as well as directing a short film based on VanderMeer's script in 2006.

He co-edited and published with Kathleen Martin the 2004 selection of Charles Willeford's short fiction, The Second Half of the Double Feature. He was also responsible for the publication and design of Leena Krohn's World Fantasy Award nominated short novel, Tainaron, in its English-language edition.

Lindroos also works for as an artist for a high-profile recognition services company, designing awards for clients ranging from Ernst & Young and NASCAR racing to Lockheed Martin and BET Hip Hop Awards. He has also been a freelance music reviewer for Allmusic since August 2007.


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