John Dos Passos Coggin was born in Annapolis, MD and currently lives in Northern Virginia. He has been a writer and environmental advocate for more than ten years. He writes nonfiction and fiction. He has published many articles on film, music, books, politics, and public policy. In 2012, he published his first book, 'Walkin’ Lawton,' an authorized biography of Florida governor and U.S. senator Lawton Chiles.