John Mulhall is an award-winning video and event producer, a confirmed geek, and a practicing storyteller.
John was born in San Diego and spent his younger years in Phoenix, AZ before his family settled in Thousand Oaks, CA in 1980. John discovered he was interested in storytelling at an early age, and began acting during the fourth grade. He wrote his first novella in junior high and dabbled with poetry and short form fiction in high school, but didn’t return to writing fiction until he’d graduated.
In college, he studied Theater Direction and Radio & Television Production. While there, he directed short films and theatrical productions, as well as writing several short plays – including Staring Into the Abyss, which he produced and directed on stage – and the beginnings of a novel which would eventually become Geddy’s Moon. John stopped short of moving on to a four-year college, and instead turned his attention to his burgeoning Mobile D.J. business, which took his focus away from writing and other creative pursuits for several years.
John returned to production in the mid-1990’s, first as a video editor, and eventually as a producer-director. In the early 2000’s, John landed a role as the Vice-President of Multimedia with a growing Southern California events company. This new role afforded him the chance to utilize many of his creative abilities – writing, theatrical production & direction, and video/film production. In 2007, John broke away to form his own award-winning creative agency, Mothership Creative, which is still in operation.
In 2012, John returned to the novel he’d started more than 20 years earlier, and completed Geddy’s Moon, which was published by Blanket Fort Books in February of 2013. Geddy’s Moon was well received. It was a #1 horror best seller on Amazon.com, and was also named one of the best of 2013 by Suspense Magazine. His second novel, Dark and Broken Things, was released in late 2014. John is currently at work on two new novels and several short stories, and he is the producer and co-host of the nerd-culture podcast, Podthingy. He lives in Newbury Park, California.