John P. Cardone retired in December 2018 after 40 years as a writer/producer of patient education, medical education, and health promotion videos. His company, Hospital Video Network, Inc., founded in 1984, served a long list of healthcare and business clients.

These days, he actively spends his time inspiring people to get outdoors with nature. John is an author, a nature photographer, a wildlife photography instructor, and a lecturer on nature topics. John grew up in Astoria, NY moving to Long Island after his military service in 1970. John is proud to say he is the founder of the Long Island Authors Group (2008) and a two-time cancer survivor. This entertaining work is his sixth book, and his third foray into nonfiction.