Fred Bubbers grew up in Elmhurst, NY where he attended Newtown High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1982 from The State University of New York at Albany, where his writing appeared in various student publications. Since then he has been employed in the software industry in various roles from software engineer to data warehouse architect to development director. In 2005, he rediscovered his love of writing. His personal essays, short stories and poems have appeared in such publications as The Oregon Literary Review, The Square Table, The Green Silk Journal, Lily, Seeker Magazine, Static Movement, Word Riot, The Angler, Cantaraville, Loch Raven Review, The Shine Journal, and The Big Stupid Review.
Fred is currently a Master of Fine Arts student at The Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, Vermont. He counts among his various influences, and in no particular order, Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser, George Carlin, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Kurt Vonnegut, J.D. Salinger, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Joni Mitchell, James Joyce, Emily Bronte, Carl Sagan, William Shakespeare, Alan Ginsberg, Homer, BB King, Joseph Conrad, Mark Twain, Albert Camus, Neil Young, Charles D’Ambrosio, Arthur Miller, Chico Marx, Annie Proulx, Ian Fleming, Kenneth Burke, William Faulkner, Wallace Stevens, Stephen Jay Gould, Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Miles, Eugene O’Neill, Bob Dylan, Flannery O’Connor, Gish Jen, Woody Allen, Harold Bloom, Amy Hempel, Raymond Carver, Robert Altman, Sylvia Plath, John Updike, John Cheever, but most of all, the original odd couple, his beloved F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.
Fred currently lives in Keedysville, Maryland and is a student in the MFA writing program at The Vermont College of Fine Arts.