As a child, John grew up running wild in rural Wisconsin where he discovered mystery after mystery. His summers were spent exploring nature and the library. He would pore over the books in the 599 section (remember the Dewy Decimal System?) searching for answers to the questions he had about the things he'd seen out in the woods. John's love for animals continued and expanded in college where he got a degree in animal science and Teaching Certification. For the next 8 years he taught high school Science and was one of the school's favorite teachers. During that time, he lived in a tiny log cabin he built himself in the middle of the woods. He had no running water, no electricity and no TV. Every day he would journal about his life and the animals around his cabin. Much of this series is based on his love for nature. Now, John gets to pass on a life-time of love, learning and teaching to people all over the world through his books. He truly hopes you are inspired to appreciate this beautiful world we live in.