Meet the Members: John Casey

I would choose Tom Clancy to blurb my spy thriller trilogy, and it would go right on the front cover of each book. As for what it would say: ‘I didn’t do it any better.’

John Casey

A member of the Writers’ League since 2023, John lives in the San Antonio area.

Scribe: Welcome, writer! Tell us — what do you write?

John Casey: I began writing poetry in 2014, which led to the publication of ‘Raw Thoughts: A Mindful Fusion of Poetic and Photographic Art’ and later, ‘Meridian: A Raw Thoughts Book’. Between those two, however, I wrote my first spy novel, ‘Devolution’. I’ve since finished The Devolution Trilogy with ‘Evolution’ and ‘Revelation’. I am currently working on another poetry project titled ‘Things of Little Consequence’.  

Scribe: If you could choose one author to blurb your book, who would it be, and what would you want it to say?

JC: I would choose Tom Clancy to blurb my spy thriller trilogy, and it would go right on the front cover of each book. As for what it would say: “I didn’t do it any better.”

Scribe: You have one book you’re allowed to push onto all of your friends, and they’re forced to read it to remain your friend — which one would you choose?

JC: I would have them read Zen and The Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss. It’s a short read, and perhaps the most insightful book I’ve read in my life. If they really do read it and absorb it, really ponder it, it is likely they will get something out of it, and then recommend it to others, who will do the same thing. A few years later… world peace might just be possible 🙂 

Scribe: Tell us your WLT story.

JC: It is not much of a story, I’m afraid. A fellow author friend told me he was signing his new book at the San Antonio Book Festival, and I asked him how he gained entry. He told me then about the WLT and that they had a booth at the event. I immediately signed up and submitted the application to present my new novel, ‘Revelation’. Since then I’ve been pleasantly surprised how active the group is, and the extent to which the organization supports its writers. I am glad I joined!

Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?

JC: My goal is to have The Devolution Trilogy converted into film scripts and ultimately, that all three books would hit the big screen. Which would ultimately lead to all three becoming best sellers, I would imagine…

Scribe: Here at the WLT, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one book that has come out within the past few years that you couldn’t put down? (Bonus points if the book is Texas related!)

JC: I’ve been quite busy writing the past year, and so have not spent much time reading (I know I know, not good…). But I did have the chance to read fellow author Lou Earle’s ‘The Typhon Affair’, the first sequel to ‘Apogee’ in his Mac Sisco Trilogy. Not only do write spy thrillers, I also love to read them, and Lou’s series is a cabalistic and timely thriller with an intricate and global plot. A real page turner!

Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!

JC: There is quite a bit of information on my books and my writing, including links to my television interview appearances and other media events, on my website: johnjcasey.com. Check it out!

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