John Foxjohn

Biography

The Pineywoods of East Texas have produced many things, including award winning and best-selling author John Foxjohn. Known as the master of pace, Foxjohn is considered a rising star in publishing. Not only has Foxjohn published books in six different genres, but three different ones have become best-sellers.

In 2014, Foxjohn’s romantic suspense, Law of Silence, received the prestigious WMP Award of Excellence for the best book of 2014.

Despite the book sales and accolades, Foxjohn says, “I’m just a country boy at heart. “I was born and raised so far back in the woods that they had to pump sunshine to us.” With little to do but hunt and fish, Foxjohn’s environment created an atmosphere that fostered imagination and dreams, something he would excel at.

At the tender age of seventeen, he quit high school and joined the army. Foxjohn’s six years would see him graduate from jump school, Ranger school, and become the youngest sergeant in peacetime army. A tour of Viet Nam and Germany highlighted an extremely successful stint for Foxjohn. After an honorable discharge, Foxjohn followed that up with ten years in law enforcement, including a long tour as a homicide detective. Fulfilling a promise to his dying mother, Foxjohn graduated from college and began a new adventure of teaching and coaching football.

Foxjohn had another of his childhood dreams left to accomplish. When he was twelve, he read a book about Crazy Horse. He said then that one day he would write a book about the fabled Lakota war chief. After retiring, Foxjohn became a writer, and the first book he wrote was an historical fiction titled The People’s Warrior: a book about Crazy Horse.

Today Foxjohn spends an enormous amount of time traveling in Texas and across the country, signing books and talking and teaching writing groups about the craft of writing.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
John Sanford, Mark Twain, Louisa Mae Alcott, Louis LaMour, Vince Flynn, Janet Daily, and of course, myself.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life--I enjoy it to the fullest.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find John Foxjohn online


Videos

Book trailer for Killer Nurse
Kimberly Clark Saenz was a well-liked licensed vocational nurse at the center. The East Texas nurse was a mother of two, and known for her smiles and the stories she told to help patients pass the time. But on April 28, 2008, witnesses came forward to say that instead of lifesaving medication, they’d seen Saenz adding toxic bleach to IV ports. Turns out, it wasn’t the first time. Once caught, the shocking story of Saenz’s murderous practices began to unravel…

Paradox
When Sterling King agrees to defend a client accused of murder, she never thinks winning the trial will place her client and herself in danger. As one of the most cunning killers in the country stalks Sterling, all that stands in the killer's way is Gary Randall. As Gary matches wits in a deadly game of chess, the FBI leaves him in a paradox. His supervisors order him to stop the protection. If he does, she dies - if he doesn't, his career dies.

Trailer for Law of Silence
This is the trailer for Law of Silence.

Who!
John Bush, a Houston homicide detective, had spent years trying to stop Joey Elderberry's reign, the legal way. John finally arrested him for murdering three people, but the notorious crime boss walked out of the courtroom laughing. As the bodies piled up, so did the pressure. For one reason or another, everyone had one goal, find out WHO!

Code of Deceit
Evidence is hard to find when a homicide detective’s main suspect has been dead for four years. David Mason has a career that’s on a meteoric rise. Now he faces two of the toughest challenges of his life. He has to decide if he will violate the code that Texas police officers all adhere to, protect their brother officers. He believes fellow officers have committed a homicide. If he turns them in, he’ll face the wrath of the officers in the department.

Books

The Four Aces
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 383,820. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
Four romantic legal thrillers in one: Tattered Justice, Unbalanced, Paradox, Law of Silence.
Corpus Delicti
Series: David Mason Box Set. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,710. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The public has awaited the return of David Mason. The wait is over, now he returns with a vengeance.
Andy Johansson Series
Series: Andy Johansson Series: Box Set. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 162,000. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Western
Two great books in one: The People's Warrior and White Moon Rising
David Mason Series Box Set
Series: David Mason Box Set. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 266,920. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Three books: Code of Deceit, Cold Tears, and Color of Murder in one.
Paradox
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,590. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Gary Randall, an FBI agent assigned to guard Sterling King, has to find the porta del diavolo (the devil's doorway). This was the only clue given to Sterling by a client who was murdered. If they fail to find it, they will die at the hands of some desperate people. Of course, they may also die if they find it.
Who!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,520. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Revenge is a dish best served cold. In some cases, dead cold.
White Moon Rising
Series: Andy Johansson Series: Box Set. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,720. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western
White Moon Rising is the sequel to The People's Warrior, and it is the first book in the Moon saga.
Law of Silence
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,420. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Best-selling author John Foxjohn has received many awards and accolades over the years—including in 2008 when he was named author of the year. When his book Killer Nurse hit the shelves in 2013, it became the sixth different genre he’s published in. It’s no wonder that Readers the world over wait in anticipation for his books.
The People's Warrior
Series: Andy Johansson Series: Box Set. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,420. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Nonfiction » History » Native American
This story is told through the eyes of eight-year-old Andy Johansson, who along with his family set off in a wagon train for the Montana gold fields. The wagon train is massacred while Andy is away, and he’s captured by a young Sioux warrior who believes Andy is a spirit sent to him by the Great Wakhan Thanka.
Tattered Justice
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,830. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
A District Attorney's political motives rush a high profile murder case to trial.
Unbalanced
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,240. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
Bryanne Hartford’s client killed two men in front of deputies and on video. But is she guilty?
Color of Murder
Series: David Mason Box Set. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,890. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When an Angelina County deputy videotapes his own murder, David Mason has to track down the killers. Leading an inexperienced FBI team with Melissa Adams as his second in command, David must overcome his own guilt over the murder.
Cold Tears
Series: David Mason Box Set. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,090. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A veteran Houston homicide detective’s mistake causes a woman’s death. When a woman shoots David Mason, he returns fire, killing her, but he can’t escape her accusing eyes. David’s mistake threatens his reputation, career and sanity, but more important, the relationship with the love of his life. Beth Porter.
Code of Deceit
Series: David Mason Box Set. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,940. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Evidence is hard to find when a homicide detective’s main suspect has been dead for four years. David Mason, up-and-coming detective in the Houston Police Department, has a career that’s on a meteoric rise. Now he faces two of the toughest challenges of his life. First, he has to decide if he will violate the code that Texas police officers all adhere to, protect their brother officers. He believe

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