John Farrington, a journalist for 50 years, has published several books in co-operation with Trafford.
Starting in at his hometown weekly in Crewe, Cheshire, in July 1958, he worked at several English newspapers before emigrating to Canada in 1965. He has been Managing Editor at several Canadian daily newspapers, including Kirkland Lake, Peterborough, Sarnia, Lethbridge and Sudbury and Publisher and General Manager at daily newspapers in Nanaimo, Timmins and Cornwall and the Multicom group in Toronto. He was National Editorial Consultant for Thomson Newspapers 1980-82 and was Northern Ontario Journalist of the Year in 1990. He collaborated with Stompin’ Tom Connors on his Number 1 autobiography and currently operates his own company, farringtonmedia, publishing. editing and writing books. He produces a quarterly in-flight magazine for Air Creebec, serving the Cree communities in the James Bay and Hudson Bay area of Ontario and Quebec. He is also an editorial consultant to a travel magazine produced for the Ontario government. In cooperation with Trafford he created Smarten Up (Create a Smart Community) with Dr. Sylvie Albert in 2003; The Smilin’ Johnnie story Eight Miles North and One Mile East of Wroxton in 2006, and in 2007 the life story of Hee Haw star, Gordie Tapp, What’s On Tapp?
He lives in Oakville, Ontario.