John Morgan Wilson
John Morgan Wilson is the Edgar® Award-winning author
of the Benjamin Justice mystery series, which has also won
two Lambda Literary Awards. Wilson was born on September
19, 1945 on an army base in Florida and grew up in a
Southern California beach town. He began writing for
newspapers at 19 and earned a degree in journalism at San
Diego State University. After college, he worked as a
police reporter for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner
and later as an assistant editor with the Los Angeles
Times. As a freelance, Wilson has written hundreds of
articles for a dozen major newspapers and many magazines,
and more than a hundred fact-based TV scripts for various
network and cable channels.
His first mystery novel, Simple Justice (1996)
won the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery
Writers of America for best first mystery novel.
Blue Moon, co-written with Peter Duchin, introduces
a new character, society bandleader Philip Damon, in a
lighter, more nostalgic and romantic vein. Good Morning
Heartache, is the second in the series.
Wilson lives in West Hollywood, California with Pietro
Gamino, his companion of many years.
Good Morning, Heartache, November 2004
Blue Moon, November 2003