THE AUTHOR: JOHN THOMPSON
The Horizon Children is written by John Thompson. He wrote the book on “environmental enterprise” in 1992 with The Environmental Entrepreneur; Where to Find the Profit in Saving the Earth (Longstreet Press). As a commercial freelance writer, John wrote a million words for scores of clients including IBM, Coca-Cola USA, Southern Company, Georgia Power Co., AFLAC, Equifax, Randstad North America and Parents, Time, and Money magazines.
In 2005, John was selected a CDC Knight Journalism Fellow and spent three months at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) exploring connections between public health and environmental decline. He has been honored by Communication Arts magazine for excellence in annual report writing and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) for excellence in feature writing. Other books to John’s credit include Don’t Get a Job, Get a Life! The New Way to Work and Live by Erik Vonk, ghostwritten by John Thompson (Randstad, 2001); Manage to the Individual/If you want to know how, ASK! by Thad Green, Ph.D., and William J. Barkley, ghostwritten by John Thompson (Belief System Institute, 1995) and The Belief System/The Secret To Motivation and Improved Performance by Thad Green, Ph.D., and Merwyn Hayes, Ph.D., ghostwritten by John Thompson (Beechwood Press, 1994).
In the mid-1990s, he was a regular columnist for Prospects magazine, a Hong Kong-based publication devoted to sustainable development in the “Pacific Rim” nations of Asia. Earlier in his career, John published Entrepreneur Spirit Magazine and served as a paid stringer for Time and Money magazines.