Writer, artist, father, engineer, bon vivant, and aficionado of the other-than-normal, John C. Philpott is a man living in perennial fear of a quiet, normal life. Never one to choose the proper course in life, he is a world traveler who enjoys exotic locales, long, barefoot walks on the beach, and saving the Megaverse from supernatural horrors. His travels have seen him launched from an aircraft carrier, drunk with the Brits in Switzerland, loafing on a remote beach in the Tortugas, and kicked back watching the powder-blue Alaskan tide roll slowly in.
Born in Texas, but living in Virginia, John has served in the Air Force as a fighter technician, suffered through an Electrical Engineering degree, and worked as a government cubicle drone in Washington, D.C. Most importantly, John has recently celebrated the second birthday of his wonderful, precocious son; the latest milestone and his greatest adventure to date. John’s life has seen him clash with the unholy forces of self-righteous petty authority and rampant, cancerous bureaucracy and idiocracy, seeing him in a constant quest for contentment and peace of mind amid a world of increasing angst and schadenfreude. He currently resides deep in the wilderness of northeastern Virginia near an old colonial-era town that may in fact be in the nexus of a temporal maelstrom given the frequent appearances of cell phone-using Confederate soldiers on her streets. He shares his sylvan retreat with his lovely wife, his wonderful son, and proud cat, and currently works for the Marine Corps.
His writing has brought to life Voodoo Zombies, Mayan Femmes Fatale, Kung Fu mercenaries, anthropomorphic demon sea lions, and flying boats of unusual size. He has crafted award-winning works on alternate history and journalistic articles for a number of online publications. His works for Palladium Books include the Rifts® Deep South trilogy with Josh Sinsapaugh (Delta Blues™, Deep Woods™, and Rifts® Voodoo and the Spirit World), contributions to D-Bees of North America™, a short story for the Rifts® Tales of the Chi-Town ‘Burbs™ anthology, and several fan-favorite articles for The Rifter®.