John Yunker is a writer of plays, short stories and novels focused on human/animal relationships.

He is also an artist focused on our relationship with languages, countries and cultures.

He is co-founder of Ashland Creek Press, a publisher devoted to environmental and animal rights literature. He is author of the novels The Tourist Trail and the sequel Where Oceans Hide Their Dead. He is also editor of the anthologies Writing for Animals and Among Animals.

His full-length play Meat the Parents was a finalist at the Centre Stage New Play Festival (South Carolina) and semi-finalist in the AACT new play contest. Species of Least Concern was a finalist in the 2016 Mountain Playhouse Comedy Festival. His short plays have been produced by theaters in Florida, New York, Oregon and Washington DC.

His short stories have been published by literary journals such as Phoebe, Qu, Flyway, and Antennae.

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