My preferred genre to write is Historical Fiction, with efforts to illuminate 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 retired 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