John Vorhaus
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John Vorhaus

John Vorhaus is now known to one and all as the man who brought Radar Hoverlander - con artist extraordinaire - to life in the "sunshine noir" mystery novel, THE CALIFORNIA ROLL, and its acclaimed sequel, THE ALBUQUERQUE TURKEY. His other novels include UNDER THE GUN and WORLD SERIES OF MURDER, the latter available exclusively through Kindle.

John is also well known as the author of THE COMIC TOOLBOX: HOW TO BE FUNNY EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT. This seminal book on writing comedy for television and film is now in its fifth printing, and continues to be a definitive source of information and inspiration for writers from Santa Monica to Scandinavia. Its companion volume, CREATIVITY RULES, is similarly a crucial book for writers at any stage of development.

Not content to rest on those laurels, Vorhaus is also the author of ten books on poker, including the KILLER POKER series and, with Annie Duke, the revolutionary DECIDE TO PLAY GREAT POKER. "As a poker player," confesses Vorhaus, "I'm a pretty good writer."

An international consultant in television and film script development, Vorhaus has worked for television networks, film schools, production companies and film funding bodies in 32 countries on five continents. He worked in Moscow, running the writing staff of the Russian version of Married... with Children, and in Tel Aviv, consulting on the Israeli version of The Golden Girls. He has also built sitcoms in Romania and social-action television in Nicaragua.

Vorhaus is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a member of the Writers Guild of America. He has consulted to Walt Disney Feature Animation and taught at such institutions as Northwestern University, the American Film Institute and the Writers Program of the UCLA Extension. He tweets for no apparent reason @TrueFactBarFact and secretly controls the world from johnvorhaus.com

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Best Sellers

    • Decide to Play Great Poker

    • A Strategy Guide to No-limit Texas Hold Em
    • By: Annie Duke, John Vorhaus
    • Narrated by: Annie Duke
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 375

    Ask the great poker players how they'd play a hand and the answer is always "it depends." That answer can be infuriating. But guess what....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Make the Decision to Buy this Audio Book

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-25-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Little Book of Sitcom

    • By: John Vorhaus
    • Narrated by: John Vorhaus
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In The Little Book of Sitcom, you'll find a whole trove of tools, tricks, and problem-solving techniques that you can use to be the sitcom writer of your wildest dreams....

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The California Roll

    • A Novel
    • By: John Vorhaus
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    What do the Merlin Game, the Penny Skim, the Doolally Snadoodle, and the Afterparty Snuke have in common....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like the OCEANS movies...for your ears!!!

    • By Ray Jay Edwards on 02-10-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Albuquerque Turkey

    • By: John Vorhaus
    • Narrated by: John Vorhaus
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Master con artist Radar Hoverlander is getting out of the life...unless his old man drags him back in....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lucy in the Sky

    • By: John Vorhaus
    • Narrated by: John Vorhaus
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A coming-of-age tale set in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1969, Lucy in the Sky lightly touches on such weighty issues as the meaning of life, the purpose of art, and the existence of God....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • World Series of Murder

    • By: John Vorhaus
    • Narrated by: John Vorhaus
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ever wonder about the origins of Vic Mirplo, Radar Hoverlander's outrageously flaky sidekick in The California Roll and Albuquerque Turkey? Wonder no more....

    Regular price: $19.95

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