John signing SIBAJohn M. Wills is a former Chicago police officer (12 yrs) and retired FBI agent (21 yrs). After retiring with 33 years of law enforcement experience, and two years military, he used his expertise and spent more than eight years as a law enforcement and military firearms trainer for a private company headquartered in Seattle.

He is a freelance writer and award-winning author in a variety of genres, including novels, short stories, creative non-technical, technical and poetry. He has published more than 150 articles on officer training, street survival, fitness and ethics. Read some of John’s articles here: Officer.com. John also writes scripts for a video production company in Atlanta, and copy for a marketing company.

An avid reader, John writes book reviews for the New York Journal of Books and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle , Public Safety Writers Association, and Virginia Writers Club. He is the VP of the Riverside Writers group in Fredericksburg, VA.John headshot and badges copy

In his spare time, he enjoys staying fit. John holds a personal trainer certificate. He also volunteers for the Make-A-Wish organization of greater Virginia, helping to grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses.

For John’s photo of the day and interviews with authors, as well as posts about writing, visit his blog: JWills Books & Blog

10 Responses to Home

  1. Lorri Phillips says:

    Met you at the Toyota dealership in Fredericksburg where I bought your book, “The Year Without Christmas”. I started reading it that day and couldn’t put it down. Sorry it has taken me so long to comment on it. Working as an RN in the emergency for 27 years and also have dated cops in the past, I have had a lot of exposure to that field of work. Everyone should have to read your book so they realize that police officers are people also with hearts. I could empathize with the officer in the book and why he just left to escape what happened. I loved your book. It was easy to read and flowed really well.

    • John says:

      I remember you well, Lorri. Thank you for taking the time to get back to me about the book. I’m pleased you enjoyed my story. FYI, I’m working on a new novel, Healer, to be published this year. It’s about a 16-year-old boy who receives the gift of healing and what happens to him afterward.

  2. John,
    A wonderfully professional, polished website. I’m taking a few ideas for my own!

  3. Chuck Holz says:

    Target was a good book. Reminded me of my days on the street in the 8th District.
    Keep up the good work John.

  4. Den says:

    Great look– congrats

  5. Mike Zilis says:

    Very nice web site, John. You have many talents among them being an artist with words, with photography and with how to always be improving. You are an inspiration to all that know you.

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