]John M. Dunn is an Ocala, Florida-based freelance, writer, journalist and author. He has published over 350 articles for more than twenty periodicals, such as Europe, Overseas Life, Sierra, Off Duty, New Shelter, the Rotarian, LadyCom, the Executive Review, Florida Trend, Business Florida, the Ocala Star Banner, UF Today, and the St. Petersburg Times. In addition, he has written numerous scripts for audiovisual productions and a children’s play which was professionally performed on stages in North Florida. His non-fiction young adult books, The Russian Revolution, Advertising, The Relocation of the North American Indian, The Spread of Islam, The Civil Rights Movement, The Enlightenment, Life During the Black Death, The Vietnam War: A History of U.S. Involvement, The Computer Revolution, The French Revolution, The Fall of the Monarchy, Castro’s Cuba, The Constitution and the Founding of America, Prohibition, and Modern Day Pirates were published by Lucent Press (Thomson/Gale.) Dunn also edited Union Soldiers, Confederate Soldiers, Southerners, and Northerners, which are part of the Voices of the Civil War series for juvenile readers, published by Blackbirch Press.
The New York Public Library recognized the first edition of Dunn’s book on the removal of North America Indians in its Books for the Teenage List; the second edition received a stared review from the School Library Journal in May 2006. The Pennsylvania State Library Association included Dunn’s book on computers in its “Young Adult Top Forty Nonfiction 2002 Titles.” In addition, The Barahoma Center of California State University San Marcos features his book on Castro in its list of “Recommended Books in English about Latinos.” . In February, 2020, Dunn’s book, Drying Up. The Fresh Water Crisis in Florida was selected as winner of the Florida Historical Society's Stetson Kennedy Award for writing about Florida's natural environment. The book also, has won the Bronze Medal in the 2019 Florida Book Awards, Florida Nonfiction category He has also been profiled in Something About the Author.
He is a father and grandfather and lives with his wife in Ocala, Florida.