John Mastro was born in 1979 in Fresno, California. As a child, he enjoyed science fiction and fantasy, spending days outside battling invisible aliens and flying through space in oversized, cardboard ships. Evenings and lazy afternoons were spent consuming all the popular sci-fi TV and movies the 1980’s had to offer. In his teens, John discovered a love of reading sci-fi and fantasy novels by authors such as Frank Herbert, Michael Crichton, Timothy Zahn, Anne McCaffrey and even Stephen King. His goal is to entertain readers through fun action, characters they can relate to, and to stimulate their imaginations- just like his was growing up.
A graduate of the MFA in Writing Popular Fiction program at Seton Hill University, John is working toward publishing his novels and teaching English and writing at the college level. He has published articles for The Odyssey Online, as well as experience writing and maintaining a personal blog. John’s first novel, Academy Bound, is the first in a young adult military science fiction series, and his next project is a superhero sci-fi novel titled Final Rewind.