John has written five novels: Mountain of Ashes, Thirteen Mountain, Dark Thirty, Shadow White as Stone and The Kingfisher’s Call. His short story, “The Third Hurricane” appears in Hurricanes and Swan Songs from Borda Books.
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For more than twenty years, Reed has conducted writing workshops and seminars in the U.S. and abroad. He has been a presenter at the Maui Writers Retreat and is a staff instructor at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference for the past 10 years. He has also done workshops for Willamette Writer’s Conference in Portland, the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Conference in Seattle, The Oregon Writer’s Colony and the San Miguel Writer’s Conference in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He developed and serves as the principal instructor for writing retreats in Zihuatanejo, Mexico and for the “Writers-By-The-Sea” workshop series on the Oregon coast. He also works with many writers one-on-one through his editing and critique website. www.johnreedbooks.com. In that capacity, he has analyzed and critiqued over 400 novels.
His presentations are characterized by humor and high energy. His experience as a writer and teacher has helped many writers find their voice, polish their prose and market their work.
John's innovative wit and style has made him a sought-after presenter for the Willamette Writer’s Conference in Portland, the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Conference in Seattle, Maui Writers Retreat and the San Miguel Writer’s Conference in Mexico. He also conducts the legendary Pirate Workshop at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference.
His "Adventures in Fiction" retreats in Zihuatanejo, Mexico and the “Writers-By-The-Sea” workshop series on the Oregon coast are characterized by his signature humor and high energy.
His poetry has appeared in more than 50 literary magazines and journals including: The Carolina Quarterly, Descant, The Old Hickory Review, Four Quarters, The New Mexico Humanities Review, Negative Capability and the Piedmont Literary Quarterly. He won the National Narrative Poetry Competition, sponsored by the New England Review/Breadloaf Quarterly in 1985.
He has a master's degree in Communications and is a member of the Intenational Thriller Writers.
John lives and writes in Eugene Oregon. When' he's not writing or critiquing, he enjoys biking along the Willamette River, turning wooden bowls or making furniture in his workshop. Come summertime you will often find him in his organic garden trying to capture zucchinis before they become footballs.
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