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John Deal grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, and now lives in the Bay Area of California. He lived in numerous locations in the South, including Charleston, South Carolina, where he fell in love with the Lowcountry.


After a rewarding career in the environmental industry, where he traveled extensively worldwide, John is now fulfilling a life-long dream of writing. He has always been a fan of mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. Long plane rides provided lots of time to read.


In addition to writing, John enjoys spending time with his family and new grandchildren. He loves hanging out in the mountains, on the beach, and his annual fishing trips to Alaska.


In his CJ O'Hara crime thrillers series, John has combined a fast-paced plots with exciting characters, including introducing Detective CJ O’Hara, and a setting in the unique South Carolina Lowcountry.

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