About the Author

A man holding a book in his hands.

John D. Mills is a fifth generation native of Fort Myers, Florida. He grew up fishing the waters of Pine Island Sound and it's still his favorite hobby. Throughout the years John has supported and sponsored many of the local fishing tournaments benefiting the Pine Island community. His books are sold in some of the most iconic destinations in the barrier islands. Readers will get a rare and seldom heard history wrapped in nail-biting thriller mysteries.

John graduated from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia with a BBA in Finance, and a JD degree from Mercer's law school. He started his legal career as a prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office in Fort Myers in 1989. In 1990, he began his private practice concentrating in Divorce and Criminal Defense.  He is currently concentrating his practice on criminal defense and domestic violence injunction cases.

His nine novels are:

  • Reasonable and Necessary (2000)
  • The Manatee Murders (2002)
  • The Objector (2004)
  • Sworn Jury (2007)
  • The Trophy Wife Divorce (2011)
  • The Hooker, the Dancer and the Nun (2016)
  • Pineland Gold (2017)
  • Cayo Costa Cross (2019)
  • Captiva Coven (release date 7/1/24)

"I represent people caught up in the storms of life. I can't change the wind or tide, but I can use my experience to help you navigate to calmer water."