John Stapleton wrote for a variety of Australian publications including The Bulletin and The Financial Review before joining the staff of The Sydney Morning Herald in the mid-1980s. He spent the last 15 years of his journalistic career, until 2009, working as a general news reporter on The Australian.
He is the very proud father of two teenage children. His work has appeared in several anthologies, including Men Love Sex and Australian Politics. In 2000 he joined a small group of separated dads at 2GLF in Western Sydney and helped to found Dads On The Air, now the worldʼs longest running fathers' radio program.
Over the next nine years, while holding down a full time job and taking care of his children, he spent many hours keeping the then struggling program alive. He is currently living in Bangkok. The show is now prospering without him, a feat of which he is extremely proud . On a visit to Sydney in October 2010 he participated in Dads On The Airʼs tenth anniversary program, which featured some of the original members and most enduring supporters.
Author's website: Chaos at the Crossroads