John Hoggard has been writing for as long as he can remember, his first publishing successes coming in the Hartlepool Mail "Chipper Club" aged 6. Since then he's continued to write mainly in the Science-Fiction and Fantasy genres, winning prizes for his "fan-fic" of the Star Trek franchise in his twenties at the various Conventions he attended.
In June 2012 John won the Biting Duck Press "Science in Fiction" Short Story Competition. (It helps that John has degrees in Physics and Computer Science)
In November 2012, John's SF short story Baby Babble was included in the Anthology Fusion by Fantastic Books Publishing.
In October 2014 John contributed two pieces of flash fiction to a charity horror anthology, Ten Deadly Tales.
In May 2016, John's had two SF short stories All in the Mind and The House was included in the Anthology Synthesis also by Fantastic Books Publishing.
John was most recently published in the horror anthology '666', where his 666-word story 'Headhunted' was highly commended by the editors of the anthology.
He's a regular contributor to the Paragraph Planet website, having over 50 stories published there and although he loves the short story format he's also working on a novel.