About Me — John Douglas Porter

I manage my family’s cattle ranch, and I write stories, essays, and screenplays

John Douglas Porter
About Me Stories
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2 min readJun 6, 2022

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I began writing seriously in the mid-1990s, when I was feeding cattle with my brothers, Charles and Chris, on our family’s ranch, which our great-great-grandfather Isaac J. Sparks received from the Mexican government in 1843. While forking out a bale of hay, my brother Chris…

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John Douglas Porter
About Me Stories

John Porter manages his family’s cattle ranch in California, where he also writes screenplays, essays, and stories.