John Hart was born in
Durham, North Carolina, the son
of a surgeon and French teacher.
His family later moved to Rowan
County, the setting for his
first novel, King of Lies,
and his second novel, Down
River. His favorite memory
of childhood is a five-hundred
acre farm that has since fallen
to the sweeping tide of
development. Hence his current
passion to protect North
Carolina's open spaces.
Hart earned graduate degrees in law and accounting, but his desire to write well and be published led him to "chase the dream". He spent the better part of a year in a carrel at the Rowan County Public Library writing King of Lies, which resulted in three nominations ...