From a very early age, John knew he was destined to be a writer. He penned his first "novel" in the third grade. The story, written in orange marker, was about the adventures of three hamsters and won him a school-wide award in Creative Writing. Since then, he has studied creative writing in New York City at Gotham Writers’ Workshop, and in Washington, DC at The Writer’s Center and The American University.
John has long had a strong affinity for all things Russian. His favorite writers are Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Turgenev, and his favorite composers are Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich more...