John R. Spencer grew up in Kansas and Colorado and holds a degree in English Literature from the University of Northern Colorado, where he wrote a column for the weekly campus paper and was editor-in-chief, for two years, of the campus literary magazine NOVA. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Nashotah House in Wisconsin.
In addition to writing, he has enjoyed a diverse career as a police detective, emergency medical technician, coroner’s investigator, social worker, community corrections supervisor, and parish priest and pastor.
In his "spare" time he has worked as the dramatic director for several community and children’s theaters in Colorado, Wisconsin, and Illinois, doing both dramatic and technical direction.
The father of three adult children, he lives with his wife, Candice, in Eastern Iowa.
John can be reached by email at DeerVale@mtco.com.