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John J. McKeon is a native of Brooklyn, New York who has lived in the Washington, DC area long enough to claim “native” status. He graduated from New York University and worked as a reporter for the New York bureau of the Associated Press and the (now-gone) Newburgh, NY Evening News. At the Evening News, he won the New York Publishers Association prize for distinguished local reporting.

McKeon’s career has embraced years as a Congressional staffer and an association executive, along with more than a quarter century as a freelance business writer. His freelance work appeared in such publications as Civil Engineering, Video Systems, Sound & Video Contractor, and Graphic Arts Monthly.

His first novel, The Serpent’s Crown, was praised as “a powerful, riveting and timely story” by The New York Times Book Review.

He is also the author of Demented Choirs (2005), Other Harbors (2017) and The Point of the Spear (2018).

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