Pacific Grove, United States
John Sammon is a writer whose experience includes newspaper reporting, magazine
writing, personality profiles, interviews, celebrity interviews (Clint Eastwood),
historical pieces, investigative and crime. He was selected “Most Valuable Reporter”
for California’s oldest continually operating newspaper, and covered the weekend
crime beat for a daily newspaper in Nevada. If you beat your wife on Friday, he
wrote about it and got you in deep trouble on Saturday.
He covered the Nevada brothel beat and did stories on wild horses. The publication
of his investigative pieces led to a dishonest political candidate withdrawing from a
statewide elective campaign, while another politician unsuccessfully sued him
because he didn’t like an article Mr. Sammon produced. His articles led to
government reforms, including a school district performing its first-ever financial
audit, and a Nevada State Law rolling back home heating oil prices for fixed-income
seniors who depended on it.
Mr. Sammon is also a humor writer of the website Sammonsays, a professional
script writer, an actor and member of the Screen Actor’s Guild, a film narrator for
the California State Parks system, a standup comedian, and the author of four
Mr. Sammon writes political satire for And Magazine and Afro Articles.
Mr. Sammon's book, "Sammon Says: Exposing American Empire," a compilation of
over 100 political opinion columns written over several years and recounting
America's involvement in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, was released October 2012
by Dictus Publishing of Germany.
Mr. Sammon's latest book, "Guns at the Abyss," a historical romance suspense
novel set during World War I, will be published by Web-e-Books in early 2016.
Interests: Writing, History, Short Script Writing, Comedian, Political Humorist, Column Writer,
Published writer: Yes