Justin Hunt grew up in rural Kansas. In 2012, he retired from a long international business career in order to write. His work is inspired by his Kansas youth, the loss of his son and only child in 2009, his mother's deep roots in the Missouri Ozarks, his years living and working in Germany and the urge to leave behind something of himself and his time.

Justin is fluent in German and Spanish. His prose and poetry have won several awards and been published by a number of journals, anthologies and literary prize websites. His memoir, Dominoes Are Played at Joe's Place (working title), probes his relationship with his father, who was born in 1897 to Kansas settlers—in a time and place far removed from the digitized, commoditized and celebrity-centric culture of 21st-century of America.


Justin is currently assembling a full-length poetry collection. He and his wife, Janet, live in Charlotte, North Carolina.