About John

John Van Roekel is the author of three novels of historical Fiction: Lorenzo's Assassin, Prisoner Moon and Braver Deeds.

LORENZO’S ASSASSIN is San Diego Book Awards Finalist

The San Diego Book Awards Association has been recognizing authors and their books for twenty years. I am very pleased that they have selected my latest novel, LORENZO’S ASSASSIN, as a finalist in the historical fiction category. The winners will be announced at the annual ceremony on June 10th.

http://sandiegobookawards.org/2017-finalists/ […]

By | 2017-05-31T17:57:19+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Lorenzo's Assassin, Priority|0 Comments

John’s “Writer to Watch” Talk Video

I was pleased to be named a “Writer to Watch” by the Friends of the San Diego Central Library. Part of this honor was an invitation to give a talk about my latest book, Lorenzo’s Assassin and about writing, which I did on February 18, 2017.

This is an edited video of that talk. […]

By | 2017-08-05T07:15:16+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Lorenzo's Assassin|0 Comments

Red Carpet Interview at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival

More about Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival (HIMPFF)

Web site: http://www.himpff.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/himpff/

I won a very minor award (finalist in one of their monthly contests) for my screenplay, PRISONER MOON. I did not go to the monthly awards ceremony, but I did go to the annual one in early January. […]

By | 2017-03-25T08:12:36+00:00 February 11th, 2017|Prisoner Moon|0 Comments