John Bolen is a novelist/playwright/actor living in Southern California. He has been published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books (Hal Leonard Publishing), Indigo Rising, Scars Publications, The Write Place at the Write Time, OC180news, Eunoia Review and YouthPLAYS. John is the Producing Artistic Director of the New Voices Playwrights Theatre & Workshop.
John's plays have been produced throughout the U.S. His play for a young audience, Aurelia's Magic, (under its original title Dancing on a Grave), was produced in Southern California by the Vanguard Theatre and Garden Grove Playhouse. Readers Theater Television produced Dancing on a Grave, and a radioplay adaptation was produced by Shoestring Radio Theatre and was broadcast on 111 other stations across the United States through the National Public Radio system. John's novel adaptation of Aurelia's Magic and his short story collection Nothing for Christmas & Other Holiday Tales have just been released in paperback and Kindle editions.
As an actor, John has worked extensively in theatres throughout Southern California, although he is probably best remembered for his roles in the cult films Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus and The Call of Cthulhu. He has appeared in numerous feature films and TV shows. As a voice actor, John has recorded forty audiobooks.