Background

  • John's stories have been recognized by the Scripps Howard Awards, Mayborn's Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest and the Society for Features Journalism, among others.
  • He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor of science in journalism and a master of science in management. He won the Hearst National Writing Championship as a student and, after graduation, taught a course in narrative writing at UF's College of Journalism and Communications.
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