My preferred genre to write is Historical Fiction, with ef-
forts 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 seri-
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
I am an IT Geek: nerdy, introverted, fascinated by technol-
ogy, and easily distracted by the next shiny thing that
catches my eye.