John has an M.A. in English from Morehead State University and is currently working on an A.A.S. in Cyber Security & Info Assurance through Ivy Tech Community College, where he has been employed since November 2009 as a tutor and de facto librarian. He admits to being a hopeless nerd and counts C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ernest Cline, and Pierce Brown among his favorite authors. He has a collection of over 100 books on North and South Korea and hopes to travel to both Korea and Japan someday soon.