John Bacon grew up on Lake Champlain in the Adirondacks of northern New York. When he was seventeen years old, he wanted to be a writer. However, John knew he had to find a way to make a secure living and raise a family. He began his college education at the University of New York in Albany and finished at Adrian College in southern Michigan. After graduate school at Wayne State University, John taught English in the Detroit suburbs for 33 years. When he retired, he finally started his writing career. He has three children and six grandchildren, as well as a gray and white, seven-toed cat named Hank. John resides with his wife, Patt, in northern Michigan during the summer months and Florida during the winter.