John Angelo considers himself a famous unknown freelance writer. His work has appeared
in local and national publications as varied as Writer’s Digest, Publisher’s Weekly,
The New Hampshire Business Review, and American Bookseller. He once won a $500 prize
for the best essay on the theme “Bookselling and the Art of Sanity Maintenance,”
a contest designed to promote Natalie Goldberg’s best-selling book Writing Down the
Bones. He considers humor and sports writing his personal daily double.
He currently works as a special education assistant in a public high school and
has also worked with teens at risk, with developmentally challenged adults, and with
Easter Seals. Somewhere over the rainbow is a non-fiction book detailing the 38 (last
count) jobs he has had over his 57 years.
He is an avid reader and currently sells books online. Read and release.
Angelo’s personal interests include voluntary simplicity, Buddhism, environmental
work, performing standup comedy, and the stock market.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder first affected his life seriously when he was in college.
He was referred to a Freudian analyst by his family M.D. This was akin to Richard
Nixon suggesting dinner at the Watergate Hotel. Many years later, both he and the
medical profession know much more about OCD and Leslie, his Medicine Woman, has been
Angelo lives in New Hampshire with his wife Lorrie, an ankle-biting Pomeranian named
Nikko, and two excessively well-fed cats.
Angelo also has Restless Leg Syndrome, another family trait. He often has dreams
that he is competing in pro sporting events. To this point in his career, he has
won two Super Bowls, a World Series with the New York Mets, and the Kentucky Derby
aboard a Horse With No Name.
He would be the first to tell you that he’s been through the desert but it now “Feels
good to be out on the range.”