Jack Zavada

Jack Zavada
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  • Former newspaper reporter, technical editor for the U.S. Department of Defense, and public relations director.
  • Author of Hope for Hurting Singles: A Christian Guide to Overcoming Life's Challenges.
  • Owner of Christian website inspiration-for-singles.com.


Jack is a freelance writer who concentrates on Christian topics. During his 45 year career, he has written thousands of newspaper and magazine articles covering areas from sports and business to the Bible and theology. His Christian website for singles, founded in 2005, receives thousands of visitors every month from over 150 countries.

Jack worked as a newspaper reporter and Associated Press wire editor, then served as a technical editor at the United States Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (USA-CERL), operated by the Army Corps of Engineers. He also worked as publications editor for an Illinois utility company and as communications director for a national nonprofit organization. He has written about Christianity for the Dotdash/About.com network since 2008.


Jack earned his master's degree in English Composition at Illinois State University in 1982. He concentrated on teaching writing in the community college and served an internship teaching technical writing. He also received a B.Sc. in English Literature from ISU in 1973.


  • Hope for Hurting Singles: A Christian Guide to Overcoming Life's Challenges, (2017, Pine Cone Press).
  • Single and Sure(2008, ebook).
  • How to Master Your Money, (2009, ebook).
  • Outsmarting Loneliness, (2010, ebook).
  • Mr. Lincoln for the Defense, (2011, ebook).
  • Killers on my Trail, (2012, ebook).
  • The Jesus Comic Book, writer and illustrator, (2016, ebook).
  • Rebel Town, (1976, Ace Books).
  • The Wolfer, (1978, Ace Books).
  • Penwhistle's Prize, (1980, Ace Books)
  • West of the Pecos, pen name James Calder Boone, (1988, Ballantine Books).
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