About the Author
John Van Roekel awoke one morning in 1994 after reading Nathan Miller’s excellent biography of Theodore Roosevelt, and told his astonished wife Pam that he was going to write a novel. He was embarrassed that he had never heard of the African-American cavalry regiments and their history, especially during the Spanish-American War. Braver Deeds is the result. John recently finished his second novel, Prisoner Moon. Set in Michigan during World War II, it’s the story of a young German prisoner of war who finds friends and enemies on both sides of the barbed wire. For more information, see PrisonerMoon.com. Prisoner Moon is also available from CreateSpace at https://www.createspace.com/3885258. John is a retired software engineer. He and Pam live in sunny San Diego.