John T. Robbins is a native of Houston, Texas. He attended public schools in Houston as well as the University of Houston School of Communication and the University of Texas School of Journalism in Austin. His professional career has included editorships with community newspapers in Houston and California. In the 1990’s he was employed by Compaq Computer Corp. as a technical writer and editor. In 2006, he was named Marketing Manager of the International Trade Center Houston, a division of Southern News Group, Houston, Texas, and in 2010 became the English editor for the firm’s daily newspaper, the Southern Chinese Daily News. He lives in Houston with his wife, Xiping Jing (“Jenny”).