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John R. Phythyon, Jr. wishes he were a superhero or a magician, but, since he has not yet been bitten by a radioactive spider or gotten his letter from Hogwarts, he writes adventure stories instead. He is the author of the Wolf Dasher series of fantasy-thriller mash-up novels, several modern fairy tales, a two-act comedy, and numerous game manuals. He won awards for the latter and hopes to make millions with the former.

He also freelances as a theater critic for the Lawrence Journal-World and He's been performing onstage for nearly 40 years, is a classically trained singer, and has a degree in English Literature.

His current projects include the next book in the Wolf Dasher series, covering the Lawrence theater scene, and desperately wishing for the Cincinnati Bengals to win a Super Bowl in his lifetime.

John's books are available through He blogs about theater here and about his fiction at