While spending a full, rewarding career teaching English, Creative Writing, and assorted Drama courses on the high school level in public education, John Arthur Long also pursued a writing career, publishing several successful novels. Mr. Long’s most recent professional writing creation is DRAGULA: A Transgender Tale, based on DRAGULA The Musical, a theatrical project Mr. Long co-authored with Theodore Kastrinos. With the message of “tolerance for all,” DRAGULA: A Transgender Tale incorporates music, humor and sensitive dramatic scenes to look at the world of a musical entertainer who performs as a transvestite named Dragula, and has made the decision to transition to become the woman he was meant to be in life. Mr. Long also served as narrator of the audiobook edition released and distributed by Blackstone Audio.
Mr. Long’s first novel, The Sign of the Guardian was published in two separate editions and optioned twice for motion picture production for which Mr. Long co-authored the screenplay. Eve of Regression, Long’s second novel about the search for the grave of the first woman in an African safari adventure, has been translated into several different languages, distributed worldwide as a bestseller and was recently re-issued as a Kindle book titled The Gates of Eden. Mr. Long also authored The Harvard Man, a hard-hitting crime novel about a rejected applicant who becomes obsessed with destroying the esteemed Ivy League university. The Mean, a recent contemporary novel by Mr. Long looks at the nature of true learning, the drama of human relationships, and the threat of violence that has recently become such an integral part of our lives. Mr. Long also performed as the narrator for the audiobook edition of The Mean.
John Arthur Long has also been active as a writer and a director in theater for his entire professional career and recently received a Best Director nomination for the Chain Theatre’s Off-Broadway revival production of Wait Until Dark. Long is the co-author of a children’s book, The Tooth Fairy Legend, a perennial seller which was based on his original family theatrical musical for which he co-wrote the book and music with Chet Meyer and that Liz Smith called “delicious,” in her column about its New York premiere, which Long also directed. Mr. Long also served as narrator for the audiobook edition of The Tooth Fairy Legend.
Narrator: John Arthur Long
John Arthur Long has pursued a professional writing career that has resulted in several successfully published novels as well as being active as a voiceover artist and audiobook narrator. Mr. Long performed as the narrator for the Blackstone distributed audiobook edition of his recently published novel, The Mean which received the honor of being nominated in the best Author/Narrator and Mystery categories for the 2017 Voice Arts Awards, and for the best Audio Drama category of the 2018 Audie Awards.
Long served as narrator and music performer for the audiobook edition of his children’s chapter book, The Tooth Fairy Legend, which garnered nominations at the 2019 Voice Arts Awards for both best Sound Design and Production and for which Long was nominated as best Author/Narrator.
Mr. Long’s most recent audiobook is DRAGULA: A Transgender Tale, which he wrote and serves as both narrator and musical performer. DRAGULA: A Transgender Tale is based on DRAGULA The Musical which Mr. Long co-authored both the book and music with Theodore Kastrinos.