John Casey

Poet, Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

JOHN CASEY is a novelist and Pushcart Prize-nominated poet from New Hampshire. He is the author of RAW THOUGHTS: A Mindful Fusion of Poetic and Photographic Art (nominated for the National Book Award and Griffin Poetry Prize). The sequel, MERIDIAN: A Raw Thoughts Book, was released in 2022. Casey's first novel, DEVOLUTION, was published in 2019 and is book one of The Devolution Trilogy, a psychological spy thriller series. EVOLUTION and REVELATION followed in 2021 and 2022. Casey's latest title is THINGS OF LITTLE CONSEQUENCE, a philosophical book of poetry. He is also the co-author of THE BARN: A Mystery Novella. His poetry has appeared internationally in numerous literary journals and magazines. A Veteran combat airlift and test pilot with an MA from Florida State University, Casey also served as a diplomat and international affairs strategist at U.S. embassies in Europe and Africa, at the Pentagon, and elsewhere. He is passionate about fitness, nature, music and travel and inspired by the incredible spectrum of people, places and cultures he has experienced in life.

Literary agent: 
Namrata Anirudh of The Glass Slipper Literary Agency

Publications & Prizes


REVELATION: Book Three of The Devolution Trilogy (PHiR Publishing, 2022)
THE BARN: A Novella Mystery (PHiR Publishing, 2022)
DEVOLUTION: Book One of The Devolution Trilogy (PHiR Publishing, 2021)
EVOLUTION: Book Two of The Devolution Trilogy (PHiR Publishing, 2021)


Things of Little Consequence (PHiR Publishing, 2023)
Things of Little Consequence: Collector's Edition (PHiR Publishing, 2023)
MERIDIAN: A Raw Thoughts Book (PHiR Publishing, 2021)
RAW THOUGHTS: A Mindful Fusion of Poetic and Photographic Art, 2nd Ed. (PHiR Publishing, 2021)
Raw Thoughts (Adelaide Books, 2019)
Adelaide Literary Magazine
Coffin Bell
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The Remembered Arts Journal
Prizes won: 

Finalist, 2023 Best Spy Thriller of the Year (BestThrillers) for REVELATION: Book Three of The Devolution Trilogy

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
John Le Carre, Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy, Charles Bukowski, Chris Prentiss
What I'm reading now: 
The Sublime Object of Ideology by Slavoj Zizek, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, Discourses by Epictetus

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Identifies as: 
Scotch-Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Fluent in: 
English, French
Born in: 
Gardner, MA
Raised in: 
Marlow, NH
New Hampshire
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Last update: Dec 05, 2023