For 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.
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, and The Dismal Swamp.