Josh Aterovis has been writing fiction for over six years. His first two books, Bleeding Hearts and a spin-off mystery Reap the Whirlwind, were first published in 2001 and 2003 respectively. The first book, Bleeding Hearts, introduced gay teen sleuth Killian Kendall, and won several awards, including the 2002 Whodunit Award from the StoneWall Society. He followed up by winning the Whodunit Award again the following year for Reap the Whirlwind. The two books were republished by PD Publishing in 2008, once again garnering glowing reviews. In addition to novels, Aterovis also writes for AfterElton.com, an entertainment news website owned by MTV's LOGO network for and about gay and bisexual men.
Aterovis was born and bred on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where he still lives with Jon, his husband of seven years. He has won numerous awards for his writing and for his website — www.joshaterovis.com — which also features his well-received art gallery.