John Nicholas Datesh was born in 1950 and has lived mostly in Pittsburgh, PA. At Brown University he took writing courses as an institutionalized rationale for doing just that. Then, at Boston University School of Law, he learned to mix in words like "Wherefore" (which would make a good title).
In 2009, he set aside a career in law, business and product development, to concentrate on writing and beaching, presumably in that order of dedication.
He has been writing fiction since before his English classes required it and published his first three books, the SF/Mystery novel "The Nightmare Machine"; the Soft-boiled Detective novel "The Janus Murder"; and the International Suspense novel "The Moscow Tape". All three e-versions are available at Smashwords and ebook stores on the Web.
Also widely e-vailable are the World War II short story "The Pro Station" and the SF short stories "The Final Equation" and "Reruns ad Infinitum". They join the author's definitive Christmas short story, "You Could Call It a Christmas Story".
He has a humorous and/or satiric blog at EmptyGlassFull.com and has e-published a collection its early posts, grandly entitled "The Very First Blog Posts of All Time".
His latest screenplay effort, "The Last Three Minutes", was written in South Naples, Florida, where he now lives, and is not, at this time, being made into a major motion picture. Neither is his earlier screen effort, “The Scion”. More likely, both will end up as novellas.
His upcoming novel, "The Girl in the Coyote Coat", due out as an e-book in April 2013, does not fit neatly into the mystery/suspense genre for which it was originally intended. The novel does have as much suspense and mystery as one should expect when sex, money, drugs and furs prove to be more than even the most intriguing characters can handle.