John recently retired as an English professor at Norfolk State University where he designed and taught a course in how to write Science fiction and Fantasy. He is a former Chairman of the Board of the Horror Writers Association and has published approximately 350 stories in places such as Weird Tales, Whitley Strieber's Aliens, Fangoria, Galaxy, The Age of Wonders, and the Hot Blood anthology series. John has published nearly twenty books, including SF action-adventure novels such as Beyond Those Distant Stars and Speaker of the Shakk (Mundania Press), A Senseless Act of Beauty (Crossroad Press), and Alien Dreams (Drollerie Press and Crossroad Press). Shorter books include A Mingling of Souls and Music Man (XoXo Publishing), Here Be Dragons (Eternal Press), The Voice of Many Waters (Blue Leaf Publications), Green in Our Souls (Damnation Books), and Bagonoun’s Wonderful Songbird and Childhood’s Day (Gypsy Shadow Publishing). Recent developments: MuseItUp Publishing published three SF and/or paranormal romance novels, Dark Wizard; Dax Rigby, War Correspondent; and Inspector of the Cross, as well as three stories, More Stately Mansions; The Blue of Her Hair, the Gold of Her Eyes (which won Preditors and Editors Annual Readers Poll for short SF/F), and Steam Heat (erotic horror). Another story, Wet Dreams, is also erotic horror and due in June. Musa Publishing will publish his time-travel tale, Killers, in early May.