A revived scene from life and earlier work From a Dead Sleep may have been my first published book, but it wasn’t my first attempt at writing a novel. On one of my old computers is an unfinished manuscript for ‘Distant Mileage,’ a story loosely inspired by a college road trip I took during spring […]
[caption id="attachment_1363" align="alignright" width="150"] Just Sway podcast[/caption] The Just Sway show reached out to John last year over a couple of pieces he'd written on the band, Blue October: Justin[...]
Announcing SAFEGUARD, book 4 in the Sean Coleman Thriller Series Release Date: 10/1/2019 Months after a life-altering revelation drove Sean Coleman from his mountain hometown of Winston, Colorado, the longtime[...]
People who visit my website often ask me, "Who's the guy who plays Donald Trump in your book videos? He's freakin' hilarious!" He is indeed hilarious, and his name is[...]
This just in: John's latest Sean Coleman thriller, Broken Slate, has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 CIPA EVVY Awards (Thriller/Suspense category). John is honored to be recognized[...]
In a piece in The Washington Post last Friday, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer announced some devastating personal news to his readers and fans. The cancer that been had removed from[...]
This just in: John's latest Sean Coleman thriller, Broken Slate, has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 Colorado Book Awards (Thriller category). John is honored to be recognized[...]
Not just clowning around… Dustin Bouche (aka Dusty the Clown) is perhaps the most bizarre character I’ve ever created for the Sean Coleman Thriller series (and there are many weirdos to choose from). My editor told me multiple times, throughout the first round of editing Broken Slate, just how unique and surprisingly complex she found […]
Where did the Hanson family’s “Cochise!” game come from? Excerpt from Broken Slate: He remembered a game called Cochise that he, his sister, and his father sometimes played. It wasn’t so much a game, in the traditional sense, as it was a call to arms. When Sean or his father would discover a mischievous Diana […]
About a year and a half ago, I wrote a highly personal column about my son’s plight with severe scoliosis, and my family’s trials in coping with the condition. I still occasionally hear from people who read it, and are interested in how my boy is doing. Due to recent events, I figured that today […]
Sometimes a sight is so odd and curious that a writer can’t help but identify the perfect metaphor There’s a river trail not all that far from my house that I like to ride my bike along during the summer and fall. Because of a nearby field, grasshoppers often end up on that trail…where they’re […]
Broken Slate, book three in the Sean Coleman Thriller series, was featured in the November 2017 issue of Colorado Country Life Magazine. This great state-wide publication highlights Colorado authors once a year in its much anticipated November issue. John’s books have appeared in the magazine twice before, but this is the first time one has […]
In real life, impulsiveness is a more genuine reaction to adversity than calm, rational thinking. I’ve mentioned in a number of interviews over the years that I wasn’t a big fan of novels when I was a kid. In fact, I wasn’t much of a pleasure-reader at all. If one of my teachers wasn’t assigning […]
Award-winning journalist (and New York Times #1 bestselling author) Bernard Goldberg just interviewed John for his website. The two discussed politics, writing, and the latest Sean Coleman thriller, Broken Slate, on Goldberg’s website. Click here to read the interview!
Broken Slate (book #3 in the Sean Coleman Thriller series), is now on sale wherever books are sold. If you don’t see it on the shelves of your favorite store, make sure to request it! Sean Coleman is back in the latest thriller from John A. Daly. 30 years ago, Sean’s father abandoned his family […]
John was the featured guest on the new Fifth Estate podcast (8/30) with Jay Caruso and Neal Dewing. The three talked about writing, publishing, and the Sean Coleman thrillers. It was a fun and informative conversation. Click here to listen!