John Robert Colombo
- Category : 1936-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (12)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 1
Canadian author, editor, and poet, who has published over 200 titles, including major anthologies and reference works, making him the second-most prolific author in Canadian literary history.
In the early 1970s, Colombo began working on the first of many anthologies, a collection of quotations from prominent Canadians titled "Colombo's Canadian Quotations." Following the success of the quotations collection, Colombo went on to publish dozens of collections, ranging from bibliographies of Canadian reference works to collections of folk tales, stories of the paranormal, and UFO sightings. His anthology writing earned him the nickname "the Master Gatherer" amongst Canadian writers and literary critics. He has also been dubbed "Canada's Mr. Mystery" for his compilations of the paranormal. In the 1990s, Colombo began publishing his writing through his own imprint, Colombo and Company.