Johnny was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, grew up in White Bear Lake, MN and Prior Lake, MN. He is a graduate of St. John’s University and University of Notre Dame. Yes, he’s Catholic.
Before turning to writing, Johnny was a banker, restaurant owner, defense industry analyst and for a while, a band manager. His first job was hustling yearbooks, programs and scorecards at Minnesota Twins baseball games when he was 12 years old.
Although born and raised in Minnesota, Johnny has lived in Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Vienna, Barcelona, London, and Zürich. He currently resides in St. Paul.
Johnny’s influences include John Grisham, Vince Flynn, Michael Connelly, David Baldacci, Dennis Lehane, Ian Rankin, James Mee, C.J. Box, Jo Nesbø and Grayson J. Stevens.