John Mennella was born in 1952 in Brooklyn, NY. He holds a B.S. degree with a major in mathematics and an M.S. degree in Computers in Education. John served for four years on active duty in the United States Army as both an enlisted man and a commissioned officer. John also worked as a mathematics and computer science teacher at an inner city high school for eleven years, where he proudly created the school’s first computer science department in the early 1980s, at the beginning of the so-called computer revolution. John and his wife have been married for over 40 years and have one son who is a professor of molecular biology. Now retired, John spends his time pursuing his life-long passion for writing.
John's interest in the paranormal began when he was 14 years old and was strictly limited to the subject of flying saucers. However, that interest gradually expanded to include spirituality and ancient wisdom traditions. His passion for mathematics, science, and the paranormal inspired him to research topics involving the afterlife, various religious and existential philosophies, cutting edge physics, and the nature of reality. A diagnosis of prostate cancer in 2003 intensified his interest in these topics and spurred him to undergo hypnotic regression as a supplemental healing modality and also to explore past lives and the afterlife. His research and personal exploration resulted in the discovery of contemporary models of the afterlife and the nature of reality which offer surprisingly detailed and specific answers to what he calls the Great Questions of Existence, to wit: (1) Where do we go after we die? (2) Where do we come from before we are born? and (3) Why are we here? Most significantly, he discovered that knowledge about the afterlife can result in a profound personal transformation that has the potential to greatly enrich and enhance one's life experience. Wanting very much to share this information with others, he decided to write books (The Afterlife and the True Nature of Reality and GOD'S FAQ) in which he could present and discuss these amazing discoveries as well as provide a practical methodology for applying them.
John is an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction. His favorite fiction genre is fantasy and his favorite fantasy author is David Gemmell.
John loves all animals but is especially fond of cats.