"What was especially interesting to me was how the hero myth archetypes were metaphors for life. Making that connection got me closer to understanding the structure not only in my writing, but also in my view of life."
-- Obadinah Heavner, Society of Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) Washington-Idaho
"John practices what he preaches. He is a storyteller par excellence. This makes the workshop experience engaging and memorable."
-- Katherine Grace Bond, Secretary, PEN Washington
"Not all writers are eager to share the secrets of their success with others, John is the exception. John is generous with his knowledge of writing. He encourages beginners and rekindles the fire in the belly of experienced writers. He is not only a talented writer; he has a real gift for teaching."
-- April Knight (aka Crying Wind) author of 11 novels
"John’s workshop was one of the highlights of our spring conference. He packed a wealth of information into a lively program, with solid handouts to make things clear and memorable. Participants especially enjoyed how he connected the mythical world of the story with the daily journey that writers face."
-- Chris Eboch, Regional Advisor, Society of Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) NM
"An original voice on writing strategy and form. John breaks it down and gets creative juices flowing. This is totally new and interesting material to me, and I've been learning for several years in graduate classes and reading on writing."
-- Nicole Tugeau, Agent & Artist Representatives, Albuquerque, NM
"John's workshops have become a staple on our calendar at Barnes & Noble in downtown Seattle. The workshops have been very well received by our customers as attested by the many positive comments received by our staff and myself."
-- Lolyd Adalist, Community Relations Manager, Barnes & Noble, Seattle, WA
"John's workshop revealed a story line that later became my life. John's approach to quickly putting one's imagination on paper following the archetype of the hero's journey was very useful. I would encourage anyone who is struggling with the direction of their writing, or is wanting some personal meaning out of their life to participate in John's workshop."
-- Mark Shimada, Speaker, Performer, Artist, and Founder of Pathscrossings.com.