Selrach The God-Sorcerer & The War of Sorrows
The Magic of Allspire
The Crown Pantheon
History of Allspire
John was born in the bowels of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and remains in the state to this day. A (mostly) lifelong resident, he fought with learning deficits in most subjects in school–except for reading comprehension. Always reading ahead of his age level and with a hunger for books, it was only natural when the writing bug took hold.
In 1993, the first family PC included MS Word and the decision to try writing led to a lifelong love of storytelling. After being pulled from public school and homeschooled during this time, it made for a perfect environment for an aspiring writer. The first fifteen years were entirely hobby writing, but eventually the realization began to set in: this was something he could be good enough turn into a skill that paid the bills.
The road from hobby writing to novelist was fraught with the challenges of learning the writing craft in a serious manner, hampered by work, family, bills, career change, and a PC littered with the rotted corpses of half-a-dozen terrible starter novels and twice as many unfinished ones. Finally, the right story and the right motivation came together to form his debut novel: The Black Crown.