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

Casting has begun

Our casting director has started posting a call for actors to audition. We are getting a great response. Here is the casting call: Casting call for “Runner” — a short film, 15 to 20 min. filming in San Diego in mid to late July. Filming will take place over two…

Runner Screenplay Wins Film Festival Award

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (LAIFFA) has announced that Runner is the winner in the Screenplay Short/Web Series/Teleplay category. The screenwriter, John Van Roekel, will receive the award onstage at the annual festival on August 25 at the Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Runner will be filmed by Patchwork Visions, a…

Runner Selected for the 2018 Talent Factory Annual Event

Runner has been selected for the 2018 Talent Factory Annual Event’s script and storyboard showcase. Runner is currently in preproduction and shooting starts late July/August. Stay tuned for more details.

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