Oklahoma writer specializing in nature, place, and the environment
John Gifford is an Oklahoma-based writer with a special interest in nature, place, and the environment. Gifford began his writing career in 1997, producing executive speeches and communications, and has since served as a business and sports reporter, and as a corporate writer whose deliverables have included B2B and B2C advertising and marketing collateral, brand journalism-style stories, corporate position statements, case studies, executive and shareholder communications, corporate reports and white papers, strategic proposals and more.
Gifford is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he received the Goldia Cooksey Memorial Award for creative writing, and he holds an MFA degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, where he won the Ernest Hemingway Fiction Award.
His books include the angling guide, Oklahoma Sportfishing, and a collection of short fiction, Wish You Were Here. Gifford's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor, U.S. News & World Report and elsewhere.