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John Helfers

Executive Editor

John Helfers has been working in branded IP development and publishing for more than twenty-five years. During his eighteen years at Tekno Books, at one time the largest book packager in the nation, he managed several New York Times-bestselling novel series, working with such authors as Tom Clancy, Charlaine Harris, Dale Brown, Mercedes Lackey, Stephen Coonts, and many others, as well producing hundreds of anthologies and novels.

Currently he’s the Executive Editor at Catalyst Game Labs, where he oversees the fiction lines for BattleTech and Shadowrun, publishing more than a million words of original fiction between both IPs every year. He lives and works in Green Bay, Wisconsin.