John Harris studied at Middlebury College, the University of Virginia, and UC Berkeley. He worked for many years as an editor, first at the Smithsonian and later at the Getty in Los Angeles. His writing has appeared in such magazines as "The Atlantic", "Harpers", and "Esquire", and in such journals as Rattle, Pearl, and Nimrod.
John is also a former senior editor at Getty Publications and the author of Greece! Rome! Monsters!, Pop-Up Aesop, Strong Stuff: The Labors of Herakles, and others. His most recent book is My Monster Notebook, a journal-style book that investigates creatures in mythology.
He now lives in Savannah, Georgia, with his dachshund, Mavis.
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