John J Kelley is a fiction writer crafting tales about healing, growth and community. Born and raised in the Florida panhandle, he graduated from Virginia Tech and for a time served as a military officer. Today John lives with his partner in Washington, DC, where he can often be found wandering Rock Creek Park when not hovering over his laptop at a nearby coffee shop.

John’s debut novel recounts the struggle of a young WWI sniper returning to a Virginia community reeling from war, influenza and economic collapse. The Fallen Snow received a Publishers Weekly starred review and earned an Honorable Mention nod at the 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book-of-the-Year Awards. For more information on The Fallen Snow, please visit the novel website at

John in Highland County

To learn more about John’s creative journey, please follow his postings on Facebook at John J Kelley or Instagram at johnjkelley.

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