John Fioravanti is a retired secondary school educator who completed his thirty-five
year career in the classroom in June, 2008. His teaching career was split between two
schools: St. Benedict CSS in Cambridge, Ontario and St. David CSS in Waterloo, Ontario.
Throughout his career, John focused on developing research, analysis, and essay
writing skills in his History Classroom. This led to the publication of his first non-fiction
work for student use, Getting It Right In History Class (Data Based Directions, 2002), along with
an international version of the same title. A Personal Journey to the Heart of Teaching (Iceberg
Publishing, 2007, 2008, 2010) (Fiora Books 2014) is his second non-fiction work; it attempts
to crystallize the struggles, accomplishments, and setbacks experienced in more than three
decades of effort to achieve excellence in his chosen field.
John’s first work of fiction is Passion & Struggle and is set within Kenneth Tam’s
Equations universe (Iceberg Publishing). He claims that, after two non-fiction books, he’s
having the time of his life bringing new stories and characters to life!
At present, John lives in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada with Anne, his bride of forty-one years.
They have three children and three grandchildren. In December of 2013, John and Anne
founded Fiora Books for the express purpose of publishing John’s books. After four decades of
marriage, they decided to become business partners as well.