John is a 1978 graduate of Gannon University where he studied biology and writing. He ascribed to the theory of having a backup plan. While writing and perfecting his craft, John worked in the health care system for over thirty years. In 2017 John had several short stories published in a book about writing titled Prompted, Prodded, Published. Also, in 2017 John had a flash fiction story published in an online magazine Silverbirch Press about his first job as a ‘Paperboy’.
In 2020 John had a short story “The Eternal Voyage” published in Books of Horror Anthology Volume 1, and “The Predator, the Prey, the Priest” in Books of Horror Anthology Volume 2” by RJ Roles. Also, in 2020, John self-published Short Stories to Read While You Wait.
March of 2021 saw John self-publish a paranormal romance titled The Lonely Lady. Later, in October, a short story “Recurring Nightmare” was published in Books of Horror Anthology III, and in November a horror anthology Of Bloody Deeds.
In 2022 John published a pandemic novel, Virulent Strain, and Of Madness and Monsters about a man’s journey to find out why he is unable to remember his weekends.
John enjoys science fiction/ fantasy and stories which challenge the reader to think. He is influenced by the “Twilight Zone”, the writings of Albert Camus, and enjoys the Dune novels by Frank Herbert. He is an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and brags about being at Three Rivers Stadium for Franco Harris’ Immaculate Reception which he did not see. John lives in a Pittsburgh suburb with his wife and cats.