For over two decades, John has published in both fiction and non-fiction. His diverse portfolio includes roles as a movie critic, magazine freelancer, and college professor where he taught screenwriting. John received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Salem State University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (now of Lasalle).
John's published novels include: The Grotto Under the Tree, Cape Ann, Mission Trip, Mission Trip, Genesis and Exodus, Clarke, White Mountains' False Flag, Murder at Cluster Springs Raceway, The Dismal Swamp, Beneath DC, Adrenochrome, The Rucksack Kids, The Fourth of July Mystery, and The Rucksack kids, The Secret of Mystery Island..