"John Schreiber" (born 1954) is an American author, teacher, and theater director. He has taught for over 30 years in southern Minnesota, was a finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year in 2003, and has directed over 130 plays and musicals. In 2012 he was Minnesota's first Theater Educator of the Year.
As an author he is best known as the writer of the Ironwood County Chronicles, a series of novels that take place in southern Minnesota. Schreiber's Ironwood County Chronicles are Hillcrest Journal (published 2002), Passing Through Paradise (2003), and Life on the Fly (2005). The short story collection Tales from 2 A.M. (2004) also includes some stories based in the fictional Ironwood County.
The fictional Ironwood County is located between Steele County, Minnesota, Dodge County, Minnesota, and Olmsted County. Unlike other novels based in small towns, the Ironwood County series portrays small towns as realistic microcosms of humanity, not as idyllic, romantic locales nor as backwater societies.
In 2007, Schreiber published Heartstone, an epic fantasy that employs a fast-paced, cinematic writing style "with no transitions between scenes." The fantasy revolves around Derrick, a lame young man who discovers he has the power to unlock unlimited power through heartstone, and his struggle to maintain his "true beliefs."More John Schreiber on Wikipedia.