Jeremy Strozer writes first-person historical flash fiction to expose the wanton waste of war. Fascinated by ideas and personal stories, he finds connections between seemingly disparate phenomena. By enjoying thinking and learning about the past he understands the present by creating its context. He has faith in the links between all things; believing there are few coincidences and almost every event has a reason. Jeremy is also inspired by the future and what could be; thereby inspiring others with his visions of what occurred and what is possible.
Jeremy’s inspiration comes from education in improvisational acting; the actions and writing of Gene Sharp, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Woody Guthrie, Studs Terkel, and Henry David Thoreau; and an affinity for history. He believes all stories are best told from the personal perspective and learning about history should be an emotionally driven experience. Therefore, Jeremy pushes the conviction all history is simply a personal story, compounded and woven with the personal story of everyone else, throughout time.
Raised in California, Jeremy moved to the Washington, D.C. area at the age of 18 to attend university. Through education and luck, he became a Fulbright Fellow, and a Presidential Management Fellow, and found ways to live and work across vast swaths of the world. Professionally, Jeremy helped remove unexploded ordnance from war-ravaged countries; stem the flow of the world’s most dangerous weapons; and potentially reduce the likelihood of war between a couple of the world’s most powerful countries.
He lives in Ireland with his wife, son and daughter where he continues to work on preventing future war and warning the world about the human cost of violence.
A few days ago I had the privilege to talk to him