About John Essick

Fascinated by the complexities of human nature, John Essick uses his vast experience as a writer to craft wonderful stories with a unique blend of crime, mystery and humor. Last Respects is his first novel in the Wes Byrne series. His screenplay for the short film Wishing Well won the Best Science Fiction Screenplay at the Indie Gathering International Film Festival. He currently lives in the Mid-Hudson Valley region of New York State with his wife, stage director June Prager.

Last Respects is available for ordering at independent bookstores and Barnes & Noble Booksellers, as well as online at Black Opal Books, Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com.