Madison, North Carolina
For more than 30 years, John Trump worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers. A long-time fan of whiskey, beer and wine, John’s interest in distilled spirits was piqued in 2015 when he and his wife and embarked on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. His interest in whiskey dovetailed into a blog, and then “Still & Barrel: Craft Spirits in the Old North State,” which he wrote over several months in 2016. John visited more than 30 distilleries in North Carolina, from Asheville to Manteo, while writing and researching “Still & Barrel.” Photos by is wife, Lisa, are included in the book. A Pittsburgh area native, he holds a bachelor of arts in journalism and communications from Point Park University in Pittsburgh and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College in Baltimore.