John C. Ford is the author of The Cipher and The Morgue and Me. He grew up outside Detroit, Michigan before venturing off to Stanford University, where a desperate search for spending money led him to a reporter position at The Stanford Daily. The pay was terrible, but discovering how much he loved writing was priceless.
After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School and practicing law in Washington, D.C. for a few years, he began to dream of writing something spicier than a legal brief – something like the crime novels that he grew up reading (and still reads). The result was his debut novel, The Morgue and Me, an Edgar Award nominee.