John G. McDaid is an award-winning science fiction writer and freelance journalist from Portsmouth, RI. He grew up in NYC, where visits to Broadway sparked a life-long love of theater. He worked both on-stage and off during college — including a tech director spot on a national tour — before moving into a career in corporate communications. A graduate of New School University, he did his doctoral work in media ecology at NYU. Now retired, he writes full time and sees as many shows as he can in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.