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JOHN MCREYNOLDS (author of Vanished: Lompoc’s Japanese) has written a wide range of investigative nonfiction stories which have been published by more than a dozen California Central Coast newspapers and magazines.

His sports writing has appeared in
The National Pastime, Grandstand Baseball Annual, Elysian Fields Quarterly, Mindprints, La Voz del Beisbol Latino and the Viva Beisbol website.

He received the MacMillan Award in 1997 and the Robert Peterson Recognition Award in 1998 from the Society for American Baseball Research. In 2009 he was a finalist in the Environment and Agriculture category of the California Newspaper Publishers Association annual competition.

His first book,
Lompoc: Padres to Pinot, was published in 2009. He has been married for 40 years to Barbara Lepak McReynolds, senior speech pathologist for the Lompoc Unified School District. (2/2011)

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