John C. Stickler

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Berkeley, CA

John C. Stickler

Author, journalist, editor, publisher and foreign correspondent, John has done it all. He has written, edited or co-authored ten books. Available to complete your nonfiction periodical or book project with professional precision . . .



Geothermal is a Red-Hot Topic

Many people in Hawaii think geothermal electricity is a great renewable-energy idea, unless you happen to live in Puna, the epicenter of both geothermal and the opposition to it. Some things are almost impossible to oppose: Mom, apple pie and renewable energy. After all, renewable energy promises independence from world oil prices, fewer greenhouse gases and, possibly, lower prices.
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Thirty Meter Telescope could boost Hawaii Island's economy

The Thirty Meter Telescope, the world’s most advanced eye on the stars, should revive Hawaii Island’s construction industry and provide a high-tech boost to the local economy. A $1.4 billion construction project would be a big deal anywhere in the world, but for struggling Hilo and Hawaii Island’s moribund construction industry, it’s a gift from above – figuratively and literally.
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The Rise of Kau Coffee

Loreto “Lorie” Obra and her husband, Restituto “Rusty” Obra, were unlikely coffee farmers. They had emigrated from the Philippines to New Jersey in 1972 to begin their careers, Rusty as a chemist and Lorie as a medical technologist. However, while visiting his parents in the late 1990s in the Kau District of Hawaii Island, Rusty and Lorie were inspired to take early retirement and try raising coffee in Kau.
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Hawaii Beekeeping Makes a Comeback

Hawaii beekeepers learn to live with pests that nearly wiped all of them out. “My bees were dying. I was crying. I had 40 hives and 36 of them were dead. My friends said, ‘Find a new job. The bee business is done.’ ”. Diminutive Puna beekeeper Jen Rasmussen recounts the devastation she faced in 2010 when two predatory pests rapidly invaded Hawaii Island.
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Volcano House Reopens on Hawaii Island

Iconic hotel sits on the rim of the still-active Kilauea Caldera. After standing empty for three years, the Volcano House Hotel is gradually reopening on the rim of the still-active Kilauea Caldera at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The National Park Service closed the lava-stone and ohia-wood structure on Jan. 1, 2010, as its past glory faded below national-park standards.
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John C. Stickler

John C. Stickler

2704 Buena Vista Way, Berkeley, CA 94708 510-849-1263
Business, travel, book reviews
Journalism, biography, editing
Advertising Age, Asia Magazine, Coastal Living, Editor & Publisher, Expansion Management, Hawaii Business, International Trade, Korea Times, The Mature Traveler, Museum International (UNESCO), Newsweek, Pacific Travel News, PR Journal, Publishers Weekly, Trade & Commerce (Canada), Tucson Lifestyle, Westways (AAA), Women’s Wear Daily + many others.
Ravished Paradise: Forced March to Nothingness (2015, editor)
Maya and the Turtle (Tuttle, 2012, with Soma Han)
Answering Kennedy’s Call: Pioneering the Peace Corps in the Philippines (2011, contrib)
Clark Hatch: Fitness Ambassador to Asia (2010, editor, contributor)
Land of Morning Calm: Korean Culture Then and Now (Shen's Books, 2003, w/ Soma Han)
Literary Trips II (Greatest Escapes, 2001, co-author)
Fodor's Guide to the Southwest's Best Bed & Breakfasts (1996, co-author)
The American Southwest (Berlitz, 1993, co-author)
Exporting to Mexico (The ASM Group, 1992)
Exporting to the USA (The ASM Group, 1992)
Nine years filing news reports from Seoul for the CBS Radio Network.
American Society of Journalists & Authors
Korea Society
Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Society of Southwestern Authors (past president)
Editor/publisher, The Mature Traveler (national newsletter)
Editor/publisher, Journal of Applied Management (national magazine)
Public Relations Society of America, past president Southern Arizona Chapter
Int’l Assn. of Business Communicators, past president Southern Arizona Chapter
Public Relations Director, Sheraton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort
South Korea's Morning Calm Medal 2014 for Maya and the Turtle
IPPY Award, one of 12 best 2011 books for Answering Kennedy’s Call
Skipping Stones Magazine 2005 Honor Award for Land of Morning Calm
SATW Western Chapter 2002 Travel Feature Writing Contest: Gold & Silver awards.



  • Author, editor, journalist