John Riddle

John Riddle


  • Keynote speaker and workshop presenter at conferences across the country for over a decade
  • Taught writing workshops at Wheaton College, Liberty University, and the University of Delaware
  • Launched "I Love To Write Day" in 2002 as a grassroots campaign to have people of all ages practice writing every Nov. 15, with over 30,000 schools holding special ILTWD events and activities on that day


John's health and medical writing career began in 1999 when he was a contributing author to "Men's Health for Dummies" and "Family Health for Dummies," both published by Wiley and Sons, Inc. John has reviewed health books and written health articles for The Washington Post and other publications, including Health Central,, and eDiets. He has also worked as a ghostwriter for numerous physicians and medical professionals.


In 2008 John became certified as a "Patient Expert" for HealthCentral and since then has written articles about anxiety, stress management, erectile dysfunction, allergies, and diabetes.

A Word From John Riddle

My favorite quote is from Walt Disney: "If you can dream it, you can do it." That has been my philosophy for nearly 35 years as a professional writer, author, and ghostwriter.

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