John Kachuba is the award-winning author of twelve books and numerous articles, short stories and poems. John holds advanced degrees in Creative Writing and teaches that subject through Ohio University and the Gotham Writers Workshop. He is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the Horror Writers Association.
John frequently speaks on paranormal and metaphysical topics and is a regular speaker at universities and libraries, paranormal conferences, and on podcasts, radio and TV. He has been a repeat guest on radio’s “Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory” and appeared in the Sundance Channel’s TV production, “Love/Lust – The Paranormal.” He has also been a faculty member at many writers’ conferences, such as the Antioch Writers’ Conference and the Florida Suncoast Writers’ Conference, and is available for future conferences and writing workshops.
Selected Awards, Grants & Honors
2016 Pushcart Prize Nominee
Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest, distinguished Top 20, 2014.
Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest, Grand Prize, 2014.
Bosque Fiction Prize finalist, 2014.
Ohioana Library Association, Hamilton County Committee Program in Honor of Hamilton County Authors, March 25, 2012; November 7, 1999.
Thurber Treat Humor Writing Contest, winner, 2006.
E. M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award, Honorable Mention, 2005.
Nominee, Ohioana Book Award, 2005.
Dogwood Fiction Prize, 2004.
Potomac Review Fiction Contest, finalist, 2004.
Confluences Short Story Contest, Third Place, 2003.
Arts & Letters Fiction Prize finalist, 2003.
Ohio University Fusion Project, First Place – short story contest, 2002.
Fish Short Story Contest, story short-listed, 2002.
The Mesa Refuge, Point Reyes, CA. Residency awarded by Common Counsel Foundation, June 2001.
Napa Valley Writers’ Conference Scholarship, 1997.
Ohio Arts Council Professional Development Assistance Award, 1994.
Bennington Summer Writing Workshop Scholarship, 1994.
Walking America Writing Contest, Walking magazine, Fifth Prize, 1992.
Writer’s Digest Magazine Writing Competition, Honorable Mention, 1989.