has been writing and publishing professionally since 1980. John graduated from Loyola University with a degree in English (writing emphasis.) After graduation he served as a volunteer teacher for four years in Alaska where he taught native Eskimo students at St. Mary’s Mission near the Yukon River delta, which inspired him to write the mystery thriller “Dream Reaper.” During that time he also spent a year as Communications Director for the volunteer organization in which he served.
In 1989 he met Jonathan Paul, who became a long time business partner and associate.
Together they founded The Writing Shop in Ventura California in 1991 to offer writing, desktop publishing and web design services for personal and business applications.
A prolific writer, John has also authored over thirty novels, including the fast selling Kirov Naval Fiction Series, the award winning “Meridian” series quintet, which won the Silver Medal for Science
Fiction in Foreword Magazine’s annual “Book of the Year” contest. (2002) John has also designed numerous historical simulation games in both the board and computer gaming industry, including four featured games for the industry leading magazine Strategy & Tactics.
The Writing Shop
has also worked with many other authors to create book covers, web sites, book block designs and offer editorial services. As such, it remains a loose confederation of highly creative writers and editors.