John P. Cardone is a writer/producer of educational and marketing videos and interactive media programs. His company, Hospital Video Network, Inc. founded in 1984 has served a long list of healthcare and business clients. John is also an author, a nature photographer, a wildlife photography instructor, and a lecturer on nature topics. He has been invited to speak at the Survivorship Meeting of the Long Island Chapter of the National Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, numerous public libraries, the Clark Botanic Garden, the Nassau County Hiking and Outdoor Club, the Holtsville Wildlife & Ecology Center, the Great South Bay Audubon Society, and the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge among other centers and organizations.

John’s nature photographs, most of which have been taken while kayaking LI waters, have been exhibited at art shows with the Northport Arts Coalition, the Good Ground Artists out of Hampton Bays, the Islip Arts Council, the Art League of Long Island, Levittown Library, Sachem Library, Connetquot Library, and Half Hollow Hills Library among others.

John grew up in Astoria, NY moving to Long Island, NY after his military service in 1970. John resides in Ronkonkoma, NY with his wife Kathy. They have two children and five wonderful grandchildren. This entertaining, highly researched work is his fourth book and his second foray into non-fiction.