About the Author
Soaked in history while crawling through Roman and Medieval ruins in Britain, John Warner, at the age of eleven, felt he had to make a choice between being an actor or being a pilot. Aviation won out and dominated his life for the next fifty-five years, delaying the suggestion he should write.
After service flying in the Royal Air Force, he was recruited into a secret government agency involving electronic intelligence. Subsequently, he immigrated to Canada and completed his first novel in 1967.
Somewhere in the mix of accumulating over 24,000 hours of flight time and being an aviation manager, he spent 30 years writing “Emperor of the East Slope” which preceded desktop computers and the Internet, meaning all research was done in newspaper archives and history books at various libraries.
“Emperor” was eventually self-published in 2005 and immediately optioned by Agora films. Readers have consistently demanded a sequel, which, when completed will be called “Empress of the East Slope.”
In the space of three months while isolated, John fleshed out the main story for “Golden Quest”, an action-chase-thriller novel. Once it was published, it won second place in the Thriller category with the 2008 Premier Book Awards. Submitted in 2014, it garnered first place in the Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards.
The screenplay for “Golden Quest” was requested by two Hollywood producers and is currently under consideration.
Described by his children as a “failure” at retirement, John is a workaholic who enjoys many interests, including:
Mountaineering (past), hiking, camping, skiing, wine-making, cooking, wood-working, reading (history), alternative energy, inventing ‘stuff’, and of course, writing.
He also likes travelling and spends a month each year in his trailer out in the Arizona desert where, free from home distractions, he can write.
Currently, he has three more novels on the go.
John has moved back to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and lives in a garage suite in his daughter’s backyard which he mostly constructed himself.