John Arnold is a writer in Northern California. He’s been lucky enough to have his plays presented in either a reading or production at American Conservatory Theater (San Francisco) playreading series; California Playwrights Festival, Sacramento; Out and About Theater, Minneapolis; Playwrights Center, San Francisco; Sacramento Theater Company; West Coat Ensemble, Hollywood; Aloha Theater, Kainaliu, Hawaii; Moving Arts, Los Angeles; Mercury Cafe, Denver; First Stage, Los Angeles; The Theater-Studio, New York, Prince William Sound Community College, Valdez, Alaska; Theater of Western Springs, Illinois; and others. He has a trunk full of rejection slips, but keeps refusing to take no for an answer. He is the author of “Autobiography of a Duck” and “Going Home” available on Amazon.com. He was an extra in the movie “Last Vegas.” This year, his one-act “Aunt Velma Considers Changing Religion” was part of the Phoenix Stage Company One Act Play Festival and his full-length play “Saint George” won the 2016 Thistle Dew Theater playwriting competition.