About John

John Dwaine McKenna John Dwaine McKenna is the author of three works of fiction, all three of which have been awarded EVVYS for excellence in fiction by the Colorado Independent Publisher’s Association, or CIPA. Colorado Noir, his latest work of noir fiction was also awarded 3 awards by CIPA, including first place for “Best Fiction.”  The same book also won the Silver Medal by the The Independent Publisher Book Awards, which receives more than 4,000 entries worldwide.

He writes a weekly newspaper column called the Mysterious Book Report for the Tri-Valley Townsman  in Sullivan County, New York where he was born and raised in the beautiful southern Catskill Mountains. During his career he was a salesman, serial business owner, an investment advisor, and a compliance officer for a nationwide investment firm headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. He retired in 2000 and reignited his writing talents, which had lain dormant since his college days. He currently serves as the General Manager of Rhyolite Press, LLC and is hard at work on his next novel. You can receive his weekly book reviews and blogs by liking him on Facebook or signing up for his email newsletter.

He and his wife June have lived in Southern Colorado for nearly five decades.