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.
My page at Torchflame is up: torchflamebooks.com/john-desjarlais. The pre-order links are live!
I'll be speaking and signing books at The Brandy Bar in Hendersonville NC Wednesday, March 8. All proceeds after NC sales tax will go for Ukrainian refugee relief via Doctors Without Borders.
I've been accepted into the Poetry Master Class of the North Carolina Writers Network Spring Conference in Greensboro, NC, in April.
Amazon has selected "The Kill Floor" as a March 2023 Kindle Special at just $1.99!
"Bold Life," a regional arts magazine, profiled me in the March/April 2023 issue, here: https://www.boldlife.com/make-mine-hardboiled-populist-undertone-distinguishes-local-authors-crime-fiction/.