Saturday, November 21, 2009

John Sandford, Author Biographies

John Sandford (pseudonym for John Roswell Camp) was born on February 23, 1944 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he was also raised.

John graduated from University of Iowa with a degree in American Studies and went back in 1970-1971 to get a master’s degree in journalism. In 1966 John married Susan Lee Jones, also a student at the University of Iowa. They produced two children, Emily and Roswell. They moved to southern Minnesota in 1978. Susan died in 2007.

After a tour in the U.S. Army in 1968 John worked as a journalist on various publications. He was named as finalist to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1980 for his study of the Native Americans of Minnesota and North Dakota. He actually won the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 for a series of articles about the farm crisis in the Midwest.

After burn-out from working the crime beat for twenty years, he was published as an author of two nonfiction books and many books of fiction. He still dabbles in journalism now and again.

John does extensive traveling for book tours. While not traveling, he can be found at his homes in Minnesota. He has many varied interests including archaeology, fishing, hunting, karate (has a black belt), and photography amongst other things. He once canoed solo from the mouth of the Mississippi in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.

John has been involved in archaeology digs in Beth Shean in Israel and Tel Rehov near the Sea of Galilee. He was a the photographer and major financial backer.

John Sandford is world renowned for his Prey series, Kidd series, and Virgil Flowers series. He wrote three stand alone books of fiction, Dead Watch, Dark of the Moon, and Night Crew.
He has also published two books of nonfiction, “The Eye and the Heart” and “Plastic Surgery”.

Books by John Sandford:

The prey Series:
Rules of Prey (1989)
Shadow Prey (1990)
Eyes of Prey (1991)
Silent Prey (1992)
Winter Prey (1993)
Night Prey (1994)
Mind Prey (1995)
Sudden Prey (1996)
Secret Prey (1998)
Certain Prey (1999)
Easy Prey (2000)
Chosen Prey (2001)
Mortal Prey (2002)
Naked Prey (2003)
Hidden Prey (2004)
Broken Prey (2005)
Invisible Prey (2007)
Phantom Prey (2008)
Wicked Prey(2009)

The Kidd Series:
The Empress File (1991)
The Devil’s Code (2000)
The Hanged Man’s Song (2003)

The Virgil Flowers Series:
Dark of the Moon (2007)
Heat Lightening (2008)
Rough Country (Virgil Flowers)(2009)

Stand Alone Novels:
Dead Watch (2006)

The Eye of the Heart
Plastic Surgery

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