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 anthology/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 order links are there.
The Rockford Review accepted two of my poems for the Summer/Fall edition: "Police Report" and "In the Mirror I See the Ancestors I Carry."
My poem "Welcome to the Neighborhood" received Honorable Mention in the Kakalak 2023 Contest! PLUS they accepted a second piece, "Mom Ironed Shirts." https://moonshinereview.com/2023/08/02/congratulations-to-kakalak-2023s-winners-contributors/
The Monterey Poetry Review accepted two of my poems for their Fall 2023 issue: "Sandman" and "They'll Ban Flowers Next."
"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/.
I won Second Prize for "My Skeleton Speaks" in the Kathryn Kennedy McIntyre Light Verse category of the 2023 PineSong Anthology published by The North Carolina Poetry Society.
I sent my kids' metaphysical fantasy "All Times Are Now" to four small houses. One responded with interest but declined after learning it was more middle grade than YA. Waiting for the others before I send it out again.
Amazon increased printing costs in June, so the price of "The Light of Tara" has been bumped to $18.99.
Hard to believe this year is the 30th Anniversary of the publication of my medieval thriller, "Relics." It's still available at Thomas Nelson.