My preferred genre to write is Historical Fiction, with efforts to illu-

minate the otherwise forgotten LGBTQ figures that made history for other

reasons: Lewis Ginter, Grace Arents, James Buchanan, Baron Von Steuben,

and more.

I waited until I hit middle age before I started writing seriously. I

have been an accomplished photographer since high school, and I am

known throughout Richmond as “Cookie John” for my baking prowess.

I am happily married to the man I met in 1986. We have never been

apart since our first date.

I grew up in Virginia. My dad was in the Army, but he had nearly re-

tired by the time I came along. Other than my own stint in the US Navy, I

have always considered Virginia my home.

I am an IT Geek: nerdy, introverted, fascinated by technology, and

easily distracted by the next shiny thing that catches my eye.

#Cookie John

#VCURams - Five Time Graduate of VCU