John is the co-author (with Michelle Cox: Mothers Who Made a Difference) of Simple Little Words: What You Say Can Change a Life. This 240-page hardcover volume includes powerful stories of lives changed because someone took the time to offer a word of encouragment. Visit www.simplelittlewords.com to find out more.
The first two books in The Trio Plus series for teen girls release in August 2008. Uncover Me and Surviving Me were co-authored with Susie Shellenberger, editor of Brio magazine. Visit www.thetrioplus.com to learn more.
For almost five years John has served as the Senior Editor for the Christian Writers Guild and Writing Assistant to Jerry B. Jenkins. He has been acknowledged for research in Glorious Appearing, The Regime, Soon, Silenced, Shadowed, Holding Heaven, Writing for the Soul, and Hedges where he is the credited author of the Study Guide.
A journalism major with an English minor from the University of Arizona, John earned a Juris Doctorate and became a licensed attorney. He served with a nonprofit organization for almost 12 years in various editorial/writing/managem ent roles including Director of Online Editorial for nearly two years.
He has reviewed books, written magazine articles, done copyrighting, mentored writing students, prepared speeches, created radio commentaries, and serves as orientation speaker at the February Writing for the Soul Conference hosted by the Christian Writers Guild at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. Find out more about the conference at www.ChristianWritersGuild .com.
John co-authored three books for teen guys with Jerry B. Jenkins: The Tattooed Rats, Demon's Bluff, and Seclusion Point. Together they make up the Renegade Spirit Trilogy from Thomas Nelson.