When asked about the pitfalls of publishing his first book, John said "The problem with writing a book in this day and age and trying to get it noticed is that America is a soundbite society with an attention span which is measured in nanoseconds. Covid-19's arrival on the scene, and the neo-Right's ensuing cantankerous anecdotal debate in the face of scientific evidence, derailed promoting my first book."
Hall is the author of 2020's Red, White, and the Blues: A Long and Hard Ride over Treacherous Terrain. In response to the United States' 2016 presidential election, John founded Hunting For Thompson.com (now offline).
John studied journalism, communications, psychology, and the dramatic arts while attending City College in San Diego, California. A lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, and an engaged observer of life, John has been a street performer, cab driver, magician, IT/IS specialist, long-haul trucker, soldier, and oil field worker—all while struggling with PTSD, childhood abuse, parental abandonment, and dyslexia. When he published Red, White, and the Blues, John fulfilled his life-long desire of becoming an author.