John Cammalleri was born in Paterson, New Jersey and attended Rutgers University where he earned undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Accounting, and an MBA in Finance. After spending over thirty years in the corporate world, in the areas of Financial and Supply Chain Management, John took an early retirement at age fifty-five in 2007. Moving to Fort Pierce, Florida with his wife, Evelyn, he decided to pursue a lifelong desire to write. After attending several writing workshops at Indian River State College, he joined the Morningside Writers' Workshop in Port St. Lucie, Florida to hone his craft.
John's first novel Protecting the Cittern is the recipient of a 2011 Royal Palm Literary Award, and his second novel, The Ibex
Trophy, is currently a finalist for the 2013 award. He is currently working on his
third novel, Raw Umber. He is
President of the Treasure Coast Writers Guild, and on the Executive Committee of the Florida Writers Association.
When he's not writing, John enjoys playing with his
grandchildren, traveling with his wife, and pretending he knows how to golf.