John Shors

After graduating from Colorado College, John Shors lived for several years in Kyoto, Japan, where he taught English. On a shoestring budget, he later trekked across Asia, visiting ten countries and climbing the Himalayas. After returning to the United States, he became a newspaper reporter in his hometown, Des Moines, Iowa, winning several statewide awards in journalism. John then moved to Boulder, Colorado, and helped launch GroundFloor Media, now one of the state’s largest public relations firms. John’s first six novels, Beneath a Marble SkyBeside a Burning SeaDragon HouseThe Wishing TreesCross Currents, and Temple of a Thousand Faces have won multiple awards, and have been translated into twenty-six languages. His latest novel is Unbound, a work of historical fiction set in 1548, and the Chinese Empire faces an imminent Mongol invasion. Now a full-time novelist, John spends his days writing and going on family outings with his wife, Allison, and their two young children, Sophie and Jack.

March 14:UNBOUND

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