John is a Professor of Journalism at Monmouth University in New Jersey. He studied at Clark University, Penn State University, and Adelphi University. John began his writing career in New York at Modern Screen Magazine, the nation's oldest movie magazine, where he served as lead film critic and managing editor. From there he moved to Los Angeles to become the founding editor-in-chief of ROCKbeat Magazine before returning to New York to become senior editor for Inside Books Magazine.
After years of covering the entertainment industry, as an academic John became interested in environmental issues and penned his first novel A Wing and a Prayer. With the success of his first book, The Morano Eco-Adventure Series was born, and several more eco-adventure novels ensued. John is married, has two sons and two dogs, is an amateur paleontologist, and loves playing basketball when his knees let him.