June Presentation: John Foxjohn on Characterization


Author John Foxjohn will discuss characterization at the June meeting of SOLA.

Best-selling author John Foxjohn epitomizes the phrase “been there—done that.” Born and raised in the rural East Texas town of Nacogdoches, he quit high school and joined the Army at seventeen. Viet Nam veteran, Army Airborne Ranger, policeman and homicide detective, retired teacher and coach, and now he is a multi-published author.

John, the 2008 author of the year, uses his diverse background and meticulous research to create his great plots and fantastic characters. With readers voting one novel the best in the world and one second best, it’s no wonder that he’s in demand with both readers and writers groups.

John is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, Elements of Romance, Kiss of Death, Lethal Ladies, Sisters-in-Crime, East Texas Writers Guild, League of Texas Writers, and more online writing groups than he can count. He is a full time writer and speaker and lives in Lufkin, Texas, but travels extensively across the U.S. 

We meet on June 18th, beginning at 10am, at the east bank branch of the Jefferson Parish Library. Directions and information on SOLA membership can be found here.