Before John's stories found their way into print he snapped the Eyesore of the Week for the Queens Ledger. His debut novel Shades of Luz published by All Things That Matter Press has been compared to Sam Lipsyte's Home Land and Steven Dixon's writing. He writes a daily blog called Paper Cut- http://jgpapercut.blogspot.com
BA in Anthropology. Active member of American Sommelier Association and has also written wine articles.
Former Rhodes Scholar Candidate. Research Grant Recipient in 1997 at the University of Florence Italy. Scholar Athlete of the Year 1997. In 2003, his screenplay "For the Love of Auntie" won the NY International Independent Film and Video Festival writing competition.
Some of his recent work has appeared in Monkeybicycle, Zine Writer, The Rose & Thorn, Word Riot, and elsewhere.