John E. Bandy, Jr. lives quietly with his family in scenic Fredericksburg, VA. In addition to writing and sightseeing, he enjoys taking walks with his German Shepherd Marti and playing with his precocious Tortoise-shell cat Skoshi. John is a former naval officer, and is a graduate of York High School, the College of William and Mary, and Old Dominion University, in Hampton Roads Virginia. He is an avid reader and loves historical research; skills honed during his graduate school years while working for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. John is a life long Christian and hopes to create novels that are interesting, exciting, and family-friendly.