John is a renowned Australian author who has written more than
40 books including Tomorrow When the War Began, So Much to Tell You and Letters From the Inside. John developed a passion for reading, writing and education at an early age. In 2006 he founded
Candlebark school on the northern edge of Melbourne. The school's motto is "take risks", and every day students are to be found riding
bikes and skateboards, climbing trees, rolling down hills and playing stick wars. The school has 160 students, with long waiting lists.