John has been a writer since a young age. Before retirement, he worked in journalism for 40 years — 20 in newspapers and 20 in online video game press — either as a writer or an editor. John was Managing Editor at GameSpy, Crispy Gamer, The Escapist, Shacknews, and The Esports Observer. As his kids like to say, he was a journalist before the internet was invented.
A grandfather of four, he likes to spend quiet evenings chasing his grandkids around the house, watching Disney+ movies with them, and even helping them play video games. But his favorite thing is telling them stories.
As he embarks on the next chapter of his life as an author, he hopes he can bring the wonder to others’ eyes that he sees in those of his grandkids.