John Klima is the Assistant Director at the Waukesha Public Library. In addition to his duties as Assistant Director, he has written several articles about Steampunk for Library Journal and currently writes for the Library Information Technology Association (LITA) blog. Klima spends his days investigating ways that technology can improve services for library patrons and employees.

From 2001 to 2013 he edited the Hugo Award–winning magazine Electric Velocipede. The magazine was also a four-time nominee for the World Fantasy Award. Klima has also edited several anthologies including Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories which is stories inspired by spelling-bee winning words and a fairy-tale reprint anthology called Happily Ever After. Klima ran a successful Kickstarter campaign with co-editors Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas for the science fiction, disco, dance party, roller skating anthology Glitter & Mayhem.

He is currently at work on several short stories and a young adult fantasy series.

He lives in southeastern WI with his wife and two children.