John Stark is a veteran journalist and editor who has had staff positions on the San Francisco Examiner/Chronicle, People magazine, Cooking Light magazine, Martha Stewart’s Body + Soul, Cooks Illustrated, and Walking magazine. His freelance stories have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Newsday, AARP magazine and the Boston Globe. He was a founding editor of PBS’ “Next Avenue” website for boomers, where for three years he wrote weekly blogs and features, and continues to write for site. He holds a Master’s in journalism from Boston University and is also a licensed realtor. Stark currently live in Palm Springs, CA, where he is “retired,” but writes freelance stories. For more info, visit JohnStark.net.