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John Hickman has served in the field of law enforcement for 28 years, both in Maryland and Virginia. He retired from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia after 25 years service. During his career he served in various positions of supervision, including 10 years on the Sheriff’s senior staff in administration.

Writing was always his passion. He had many articles published in correctional and law enforcement trade magazines during his tenure as a Deputy Sheriff. He has also designed and developed several training pamphlets for the American Jail Association which were used in a National Institute of Corrections training program.

John is currently combining this passion for writing with the experience he acquired from his years in law enforcement by writing crime fiction. He has now published 3 novels in the Dell Hinton, Sheriff of Castaway County Series, through Indie Authors World. The first 2 received many favorable reviews including indieBRAG Medallions.

He has always enjoyed music, initially bluegrass music. John was introduced to Jimmy Gaudreau, a very accomplished bluegrass musician with whom he has remained friends for more than 40 years.

He took some of his first lyrics to Jimmy who was able to transform John’s words and ideas into music. Since then, John has co-written songs with Jimmy, Norman Wright, Mark Austin, Steve DeVries and other accomplished musicians. John started his own publishing company, Loony Moose Publishing, which now includes both music and books.

John resides in Northern Virginia with his wife, Jennifer. He has one son, Branden, who is a professional musician playing with multiple bands under his stage name, Traps Lawson.

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