A former producer with Wisconsin Public Radio, John Desjarlais teaches journalism and English at Kishwaukee College in northern Illinois.
His first novel, The Throne of Tara (Crossway 1990, re-released 2000), was a Christianity Today Readers Choice Award nominee, and his medieval thriller, Relics (Thomas Nelson 1993, re-released 2009) was a Doubleday Book Club Selection. Bleeder (Sophia Institute Press 2009) and Viper (Sophia Institute Press, Fall 2010) are the first two entries in a mystery series.
Mr. Desjarlais’ work has appeared in many national periodicals. A member of The Academy of American Poets and Mystery Writers of America, he is listed in Who’s Who in Entertainment and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.