John Michael Gallagher was born and raised in Philadelphia. While he was a senior in High School, he met the love of his life. They married after graduation. The plan was to be a history teacher and track coach. But, like John Lennon said, Life is what happens while you’re making plans. John became a systems officer at the bank, had three children, a mortgage, two cars, made good money and spent every dime. There was no going back. His career in banking, technology and marketing blossomed, as did his family. He was part of the five-person team that created the largest ATM network in the country and launched national credit and debit card processing services. The bank acquired a card processing company in Atlanta and asked John to move to run marketing for the new company. He never became a high school track coach, but he fit in coaching kids in track & field for twenty years. One morning he woke up and realized that until then he’d done what he had to do, and it was now possible to do what he wanted to do. He sold his company and began a career as an author. Experience in finance, sports, and life makes John’s writing richer, layered, and more believable. He writes all his work for publication and adaptation to film. The freedom of writing fiction and the joy of entertaining readers is a dream fulfilled.