John Olbert is the writer of over 30 original plays, 200 murder mysteries, and is the historical advisor for numerous film and television projects. He is the writer, composer, and producer of the European video release of Little Beasts, a two-volume children's video. In 2000, his play Broken Drum received the "Best New Play in Florida" award. He is also the writer, producer, and director of To The Beat Of The Drum (PBS). Mr. Olbert is currently working on several television series, including A Dish Of History, The Edge, The Last Resort, and Taylor's Toy Box.