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John Biggs

John Biggs is a powerhouse of words. He’s authored books on young adult fiction, technology, entrepreneurism, historical fiction, and more. His journalistic work has appeared in national publications such as the New York Times, Laptop, Gizmodo, Men's Health, and TechCrunch. In addition, he runs the BWL family of blogs, which includes Knapsack News and’s diverse background informs his craft–with stints as a computer programmer, cook, eyeglass grinder, and waiter–and he writes about topics he loves, including travel, trains, and mysteries. Originally from Columbus, OH and now living in Brooklyn, NY, and enjoys speaking publicly about technology, startups, and “how to be creative without losing your mind.”