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About the Author
John Saul attended The George Washington University and Hawaii Loa College. He holds a degree in journalism from Multnomah College. While an undergraduate student at Hawaii Loa, John was contributing writer and poetry editor to the school’s newsletter.
His first book, Candle In the Window, was published in 2011. In June, 2012, John was interviewed about his book and featured in a Voice of America online production segment. August, 2012, Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, DC recognized John in their Literary Journal. The following year in January he was invited to read from his work at the bookstore. Summer of 2013, A Living House, his second book, also a collection of poems, was published.
Over the past forty years John’s poetry has been published and read in magazine and periodicals in Hawaii, Australia, Korea, Sri Lanka, India, Canada, Sweden, Italy, Hungary, and the United Kingdom.
Copies of his first two eBooks were recently added as collections by The Austin, Texas public library. Since their release eBook sales of Candle In The Window and A Living House have surpassed expectations for the genre.
Since 1981 John has worked in the Washington DC metro area. He lives with his wife Joy in Alexandria, Virginia. He has two sons and as of this writing, two grandchildren. Much of his non-writing career has been spent working in residential real estate development.
John and his wife return often to Hawaii, the place he considers his homeland.
on Aug. 17, 2011 :
When poems are long and rambling, their point is often lost, but John's poetry goes straight to the heart - and comes straight from there too. As the editor of Pennine Ink Magazine, I have had the pleasure of publishing John's work over quite a few years. His pithy lines say so much in just a few words and can be read and re-read many times over to extract a little more meaning from each piece or simply to revel in the expressions used. Not brash like some modern poetry; not daunting or overwhelming - this collection deserves to be sipped and savoured like a delicate wine.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)