Nice review of THE KILL FLOOR from James L'Etoile, award-winning author of Dead Drop, Black Label, and the Detective Pensley series: "What a rush! The Kill Floor starts hot and doesn't let up. Great characters and devious plotting will keep you reading the latest from John Desjarlais well into the night. A peek into the farming industry where the murder of the most hated man in town puts everyone in the suspect pool. I may never look at bacon the same way again. Highly recommended!"

The Rockford Review Summer/Fall 2022 issue published 2 of my poems: The Stalled Novel and The Lottery No One Wanted to Win

Kakalak 2022, an annual contest hosted by Moonshine Press of North Carolina, accepted my poem Our Fathers' War. The anthology is published in September.

Author Event at Hub City Bookstore, Spartanburg, SC, Thursday, Oct 6, at 6 pm ET.

Attended Prime Crime Mystery Writers Festival,Indianapolis,


Attended North Carolina Writers Network Fall Conference's Poetry Master Class

Book signing Sat. Nov 5, 1 pm, Blue Ridge Books, Waynesville NC

I'll be profiled in the March/April issue of "Bold Life," a Western North Carolina arts magazine.

I'll be speaking and signing books at The Brandy Bar in Hendersonville NC Wednesday, March 8.

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