John is an author and adventurer based in central Florida. A modern Romantic, when he isn't writing, he's exploring the Wilds or reading voraciously with an appetite for uplifting fiction. He is currently seeking publication for his first novel, Glass Dogs.
He speaks English, Japanese, as well as some Spanish and Scots. He lived in Japan for two separate periods and was recipient of the Foreign Ministers' Accommodation from the Japanese national government in 2017. This international perspective colors his writing in a synthesis of cultures that is far from stereotypical.
Writing credentials include 15 years writing and producing newsletters, educational publications, website copy, and technical documents for government agencies. John has also published essays and articles in various periodicals and compilations such as JETwit and Bay Soundings. One essay regarding his experiences in Japan won him a trip to Japan to meet with government officials regarding cultural sharing.
John is a survivor of developmental trauma (cptsd). His writing is very much an extension of himself. He seeks to connect with readers through their own experiences and transcend the words on the page so the reader feels engaged in creating the story, inhabiting the characters, and conversing with the author.
As an adventurer, he has scaled peaks, slogged jungles, and sounded depths. To merge his love for story and adventure, John also operates a small program called Yushido Adventures that helps people connect to the world and discover themselves through Wilderness and folklore.
Glass Dogs it can't be other than ok
Have you ever seen a Glass Dog? I can tell by your reaction you haven't. But that's not your fault. Most Lower Country eyes haven't yet grown real enough to perceive Glass. Closest to the Majikal origin, Glass is crystal clear reality; the strongest of elements, yet supple. It roots in various parts of people where deep pain has produced the richest soil. As they change, they become a painted pony of Glass and Earth, or Water, or Ether, as the case may be. Glass is the purest form of matter and grows whether one wants it or not. One must embrace this to understand its lore, and release it to see its power. If they are totally willing to choose reality, unfiltered and wild, they come to know that in spite of all the pain, suffering, injustice, illusion, and corruption...in the unclouded Glass-fact reality, things truly can't be other than ok.
Join a Glass Dog as he enters the Lower Country on a quest...if he can remember it...if it even exists...if he even exists. Discover the lore of the elements and the nature of Majik. But be warned: Majik can't be contained in a book. If you engage these pages, you will never be the same.
Combining the classic Romantic Era fairy tale with modern science, and a visual style, Glass Dogs explores the nature of reality, suffering, and hope. Written from the perspective only provided by severe trauma, you'll be challenged, saddened, and uplifted in this fantasy where every word is the very true story of one person's life.