For the past twenty years, John Harman has earned his living as a writer of both popular novels, with four major (500-page) crime thrillers published by Headline in the UK, as well as many non-fiction books.
He also works as a ghostwriter, speechwriter, scriptwriter, writing mentor and teacher of both creative writing and simple writing for business executives and public service personnel.
John has ghostwritten a number of books, from popular romantic fiction to corporate histories, biographies and autobiographies.
John also conducts many workshops and seminars on creative writing as well as teaching business executives and all levels of staff in the public service how to write simply and well. He also runs workshops on: how to make good public presentations; how to improve creativity; how to improve speed reading and comprehension; how to improve time management.
John has taught in the UK – at the University of Cambridge Board of Continuing Education – and in America at the University of California Summer Schools.
In Australia he teaches for, among others, the University of WA; Edith Cowan University; the Fellowship of Australian Writers and the WA State Literature Centre.
He has mentored for the WA State Emerging Writers Mentorship Scheme and has also twice mentored on behalf of the Australian Society of Authors. In 2006 he was appointed an adjunct senior lecturer in the School of Communication & Contemporary Arts at Edith Cowan University, WA.