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I’m John C. Ford, author of The Cipher and The Morgue and Me.  I grew up outside Detroit, Michigan before venturing off to Stanford University, where a desperate search for spending money led me to a reporter position at The Stanford Daily.  The pay was terrible, but discovering how much I loved writing was priceless.

After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School and practicing law in Washington, D.C. for a few years, I began to dream of writing something spicier than a legal brief — something like the crime novels that I grew up reading (and still do).  The result was my debut novel, The Morgue and Me.

I am living once again in the Detroit area, and I love hearing from readers, librarians, and anyone with an interest in my books.  You can contact me at john@johncfordbooks.com.