John Kachuba is the award-winning author of twelve books and numerous articles, short stories and poems. Among his awards are the Thurber Treat Prize for humor writing awarded by The Thurber House and First Place in the Dogwood Fiction Contest. John teaches Creative Writing at Ohio University, Antioch University Midwest and the Gotham Writers Workshop. He is a member of the Historical Novel Society, the Horror Writers Association, and the American Library Association’s Authors for Libraries.
John frequently speaks on paranormal and metaphysical topics and is a regular speaker at conferences, universities and libraries 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.” His blog is http://themetaphysicaltraveler.blogpsot.com
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.