John Shannon

John Shannon was born in Detroit and grew up in San Pedro, CA. He went to Pomona College and then UCLA where he received one of the first MFAs in film. He has worked on a newspaper, in TV, taught in the Peace Corps in Malawi, Africa, worked as a technical writer and video producer, and spent much of the 1970s as a political activist in the anti-war movement. He publishes the Jack Liffey mystery series, the latest of which, number 14, is titled The Chinese Beverly Hills.