John is the author of the novel The Tourist Trail and co-founder of a boutique environmental publisher, Ashland Creek Press. His short stories have been published by journals such as Phoebe, Qu, Flyway, and Antennae. His plays have been produced by the Washington DC Source Festival, the Oregon Contemporary Theatre, the Studio Players Theatre, and the Ashland Contemporary Theatre.

He also has a passion for languages and for helping companies develop better multilingual websites.