John “J.D.” Loscher holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and is a State of Illinois Certified Teacher. He served in the United States Air Force as both enlisted airman and commissioned officer. A veteran of the 1991 Persian Gulf War, he is a lifetime writer of scholarly papers and military reports. Only recently did he turn his attention to writing fiction. His most recent novel, Three Cheers For Father Donovan, along with the epic two-volume narrative, The Bolsheviks, put him at the forefront as an author of historical fiction. He also authored the novel, The Heart of the Matter, and is dramatist for a highly successful trilogy of novels: Coming Out of the Dark, The Black Madonna, and In the Hands of the Gods. Writing under the penname of J.D. Cooper, he penned the novel Window to the Soul. He is currently hard at work researching and writing his next novel.