John Schettler has been writing and publishing professionally since 1980. John graduated from Loyola University with a degree in English (writing emphasis.) After graduation he served as a volunteer teacher for four years in Alaska where he taught native Eskimo students at St. Mary's Mission near the Yukon River delta, which inspired him to write the mystery thriller Steamboat Slough. During that time he also spent a year as Communications Director for the volunteer organization in which he served.
In 1989 he met Jonathan Paul, who became a long time business partner and associate. Together they founded The Writing Shop in Ventura California in 1991 to offer writing, desktop publishing and web design services for personal and business applications.
A prolific writer, John has also authored nine novels, including the award winning Meridian series, which won the Silver Medal for Science Fiction in Foreword Magazine's annual "Book of the Year" contest. (2002) John has also designed numerous historical simulation games in both the board and computer gaming industry, including four featured games for the industry leading magazine Strategy & Tactics.
Modern Era Naval Fiction
|Kirov||A strange accident transports the Kirov back to WWII|
|Kirov II: Cauldron Of Fire||Kirov becomes a renegade ship, trapped in the restricted waters of an inland sea|
|Kirov III: Pacific Storm||Kirov is stalked by the Japanese 5th Carrier Division|
|Kirov Saga: Men Of War||Kirov returns home to a changed world in the year 2021|
The author's official web site is thewritingshop.blogspot.co.uk