John was born September 8, 1965 at Church Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He spent his youth living between West Virginia and Maryland. By the time he was 18-years-old, he settled permanently in Baltimore working in a printing company until he enlisted in the US Navy in 1984. He was honorably discharged in 1988 and settled once again in Rowlesburg, West Virginia, Preston County. He continued residing in West Virginia until 2000, when he returned to Baltimore. After moving back to Baltimore, John met and Married his third wife, Marlene and the pair have been happily together ever since.
John has been writing since his high school days and renewed his love for writing when he and his wife Marlene began building websites, becoming involved in affiliate marketing on the internet. Today, he continues to write for his own websites, and several other notable sites like GMC.com and TransUnion.com just to name a couple, while actively pursuing his interest in writing books about true crime. His wife Marlene helps him with his research, as well as editing that needs done on the books when they are finished.