John Yunker


John Yunker is a writer of plays, short stories and novels focused on human/animal relationships.

He is co-founder of Ashland Creek Press, a vegan-owned publisher devoted to environmental and animal rights literature. He is also author of the novel The Tourist Trail and the children's book Bird Words.

His full-length play Meat the Parents was a finalist at the Centre Stage New Play Festival (South Carolina) and semi-finalist in the AACT new play contest. Species of Least Concern was a finalist in the 2016 Mountain Playhouse Comedy Festival. His short play, Little Red House, was published in the literary journal Mason's Road, and produced by the Studio Players Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky. In 2017, the short play Of Mice and Marines was workshopped and given a staged reading at the ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) conference in Las Vegas.

His short stories have been published by literary journals such as Phoebe, Qu, Flyway, and Antennae.

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Where Oceans Hide Their Dead
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 93,210. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2019 by Ashland Creek Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
The long-awaited sequel to the bestselling novel "The Tourist Trail"
Writing for Animals: New Perspectives for Writers and Instructors to Educate and Inspire
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,270. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2019 by Ashland Creek Press. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Animals
Writers face many questions and choices in their work, from how to educate without being didactic to how to develop animals as characters for an audience that still views them as ingredients. In this book, writers will find myriad voices to assist them in writing about animals, from tips about craft to understanding the responsibility of writing about animals.
The Tourist Trail: A Novel
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 73,330. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2018 by Ashland Creek Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Against the backdrop of the Southern Ocean, The Tourist Trail weaves together the stories of Angela as well as FBI agent Robert Porter, dispatched on a mission that unearths a past he would rather keep buried; and Ethan Downes, a computer tech whose love for a passionate activist draws him into a dangerous mission.

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activism    animal activism    animal books    animal rights    animal writing    animals    antarctica    australia    authors    ecofiction    ecothriller    environmental    fbi    gmo    new zealand    oceans    patagonia    penguins    romance    vegan    whales    writing