John Marte recently spent 9 years working at the local newspaper. Since leaving the newspaper industry, he has concentrated on his creative writing. In addition to the essays found here, he blogs on the subject of mythology at MythMask.com, and on his experiences in Second Life at JosephMontagne-SL.com.

John lists as his favorite writers Dean Koontz, Robert R. McCammon, F. Paul Wilson, Neil Gaiman and Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. He has also been influenced by British television, especially Monty Python and Doctor Who.