John Van Roekel

About me

John is the author of two novels of historical fiction: Braver Deeds and Prisoner Moon.

John awoke one morning in 1994 after reading Nathan Miller’s excellent biography of Theodore Roosevelt, and told his astonished wife Pam that he was going to write a novel about the African-American cavalry regiments and their history, especially during the Spanish-American War. Braver Deeds, originally published in 2009, is the result.

Back in 2002, John started work on his World War II home front novel, Prisoner Moon. After years of work, it was published in 2012.

In addition, he has edited the World War II letters of his father, Paul Van Roekel, and made them available on his web site.

From my website

Lorenzo’s Assassin a Finalist in PNWA Contest

This weekend I attended the banquet for the Pacific Northwest Writers Association annual writing contest. I am honored that Lorenzo’s Assassin was a finalist in the Historical Fiction category.

Lorenzo’s Assassin Kindle Version now on Amazon

The Kindle version of Lorenzo’s Assassin is now available on Amazon.

Lorenzo’s Assassin will be available soon

The final versions of Lorenzo’s Assassin are in process. Expect to see both the print version and Kindle version available on Amazon around July 1.

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