“….if you don’t know history, you don’t know anything. You’re a leaf that doesn’t know it’s part of a tree.” ~Michael Crichton, Timeline


Hello there!

Come on in and take a look at some of the weird corners of the history of people, places and events. Fiction can be unbelievable, but it’s got nothing on reality!

My name is John Reisinger. I live on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and I write about real-life people, places, and events because I believe fiction can be exciting, inventive, and entertaining, but for really incredible and unbelievable tales, you just can’t beat fact. That’s why I write books that are either factual ,or based on real events, real people or real places. How about these for real life?
-A detective who produced a last minute confession to the Lindbergh kidnapping just days before someone else was scheduled to be executed for the crime.
-Confederate blockade runners living it up in the Bahamas between runs and smuggling luxury goods, including a thoroughbred horse and chamber pots decorated with the picture of a Union general
-A POW escape and manhunt…in Canada
- A French invasion of Mexico during our Civil War, and their installation of an Austrian as the Emperor of that country
-A couple found shot to death in a locked room in New Jersey
-A lighthouse keeper found dead in his lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay, but the blood on the floor belonged to someone else.
-A shipwrecked Spaniard who became a Mayan war chief in the 1500s.
And a lot more.
There are plenty of strange and fascinating events to write about and that’s what I do. I write about real events because truth really is stranger than fiction.

Flash! Two of my books have just won gold medals from the Global eBook Awards! Check out Flanagan and the Crown of Mexico and Death and the Blind Tiger

And, a new historical novel is almost ready for release; the story of a shipwrecked Spaniard who became a Mayan warrior. Read more.