John is a long-time veteran of law enforcement beginning his police career with the Houston Texas Police Department in 1981. He has held numerous positions over the years including the last 25 years as a Detective. He is currently a Sr. Detective for a state-wide law enforcement agency in North Texas.
His writing career began in the sports industry where he wrote articles for national magazines and online publications. He held the position of sports editor for two years where he wrote on professional, collegiate and amateur athletics.
He grew up watching western movies and reading stories of the old west. His theatrical influences included actors John Wayne, James Stewart, and Clint Eastwood as well as directors John Ford, Henry Hathaway, Howard Hawks and Andrew McLaglen. He drew literary inspiration from Louis L’Amour, Robert B. Parker, C. J. Box and Lee Child. His passion for history and the classic western genre inspired him to write short stories on the old west and his first two novels, classic westerns set in 1877 Texas.
John is an avid sports fan, and horse enthusiast. He is a member of; The Authors Guild, Western Writers of America, Western Fictioneers, Wyoming Writers Inc. Oklahoma Writers Federation, and the American Paint & Quarter Horse Associations.