Asher grew up in rural West Texas. He spent his early days working blue-collar jobs, the well from which much of the writing is drawn. He then attended the School of Visual Arts in NYC and earned his livelihood afterward as an artist. These two worlds come together in his novel, "Yellow Mesquite," and art figures prominently in "A Dignified Exit" and "Hurry the Night," available in eBook and paperback at all major outlets, or from his website: http://johnjasher. com.