John Zakour is a humor / sf/ fantasy writer with a Master’s degree in Human Behavior. He has written thousand of gags for syndicated comics, comedians and TV shows (including: Rugrats, The tonight show and, Joan River’s old TV show.) John writes his own syndicated comics, Working Daze and Maria’s Day for Universal Press. Working Daze appears in papers all over the world (well the US, Scotland, Canada and Taiwan) and has a regular following with over 100,000 readers. John also has been a contributor to Nickelodeon magazine writing Fairly Odd Parents, Rugrats and Jimmy Neutron comic books. John also writes Simpsons comics for Bongo comics. John has written seven humorous SF novels for Daw books (the first The Plutonium Blonde was named the funniest SF book of 2001 by The Chronicle of Science Fiction). All seven of John’s novels have been reproduced as audio books by Graphic Audio. John has also written three YA books, four humorous self-help books and three books on HTML. John has also optioned two tv shows and three movies. In the 80s and 90s John was a computer programmer and web guru for Cornell University and was also an EMT and judo instructor. John lives in upstate NY with his wife a professor at Cornell University. The two of them have one son. For exercise John plays softball, is a competitive pickleball player and still hits his punching bag daily. To relax John likes to play World of Warcraft, watch TV and do Tai Chi.
Listen below to John Zakour reading from his book, Nor Strongarm