Born in the city of Orange, I was raised all over Southern California by virtue of being dragged around from city to city. Eventually, I settled in the city of Long Beach, the place I still call home. I graduated from California State University Long Beach with a degree in History and had my sights set on teaching… not exactly the smartest move for somebody actually looking for a stable job today.
I've always been a voracious reader and began writing my own stories at a pretty young age. Unfortunately, life has a habit of getting in the way and I found himself caught up in other things that I let take me away from what I love doing, which is writing.
After a long time away, I have finally found my way back to writing because it seems about as stable career-wise as teaching but also offers a means of quieting the voices in my head and staving off insanity. I've very happily rediscovered my passion for fiction and the spark I let myself lose so long ago is burning brightly again.
I'm fascinated by history, politics, sports, travel and have an unhealthy obsession with coffee, Chinese food and sushi. I have and will continue to dabble in science fiction, fantasy and historical fiction but I feel most comfortable spinning tales of terror that gets people's hearts racing and their adrenaline pumping.
John Mc Caffrey
on July 07, 2013 :
A great atmospheric read. Good characterization.
(review of free book)