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Clearwater Summer
Feb. 22, 2022
John E Keegan
Fiction: General/Other
It's 1959 in the town of Clearwater, there are no cell phones or laptops, Eisenhower is President and the country is at peace. Or is it? Three seemingly aimless teenagers, Wellesley Baker, wise guy Taylor Clark, the story's narrator Will Bradford, and Laddie Tilford, the deaf-mute who watches the town from his bike, see a different world. It's a summer vacation from high school that ends in two ugly deaths and a climactic trial.
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John was born in Spokane, Washington and graduated from Gonzaga Preparatory High School where he served as student body president, played football, ran track, and participated in theatre, debate and elocution. He is a cum laude graduate of Gonzaga University (BA), having spent his junior year studying in Florence, Italy and rooming in a pensione with his Italian friend Ezio. He received his law degree (JD) from Harvard Law School and is a member of the Washington State Bar. He has also studied with the University of Washington Fiction Writer’s Program and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.
His law career has included service as counsel for the Department of Housing & Urban Development in Washington, DC, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Seattle and private practice with two national law firms, Perkins Coie and Davis Wright Tremaine. His longest trial was a 222-day contest, successfully representing the City of Port Angeles and Clallam County in opposition to a proposed oil pipeline across Puget Sound to the state of Minnesota.
John is the author of three published novels, Clearwater Summer (Carroll & Graf), Piper and a good divorce (The Permanent Press), with his fourth novel, Orphaned, expected to be released in the Spring of 2021. For his own enjoyment, he has also written numerous short stories (e.g. Birthmarks, New Orleans Review), poems and plays.
John is currently on the Board of the Seattle Rep Theatre (where he has served as Chair of the Board), and a member and supporter of Author’s Guild, Dramatists Guild, Doctors without Borders, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Southern Poverty Law Center, ACLU, NPR, Black Lives Matter, Project Pilgrimage, Common Power, NAACP, NAAM, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, ACT and Williams Project.
He is married to Nancy Jo Biddle and they reside in Northeast Seattle, always with a rescue dog in the house to make sure they fulfill their daily walking regimen.
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