John Robinson is a commercial realtor for RE/MAX by the Bay, a teacher, and a writer.  He earned his AB from Harvard University and his MFA in creative writing from Brown University. He has written a number of books, including the novels The Sapphire Sea, A Fistful of Diamonds, and the nonfiction book A Concise History of Portland, Maine.


● Board member of the Maine Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

● Former board member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance.

● Work included in The Way Life Should Be:  Stories by Contemporary Maine Writers.


John once purchased a one‐way ticket to Africa, where he pursued his writing, worked as a guide on Mount Kilimanjaro, and traded, bought, and sold rare gems.