John M Donovan has published his third novel, The Rocheville Devil, a psychological drama about a man who abandons the rat race and embarks on a journey to reclaim his innocence—by moving into his abandoned grade school building and reliving his happiest memories.
The Rocheville Devil features a main character whose life since grade school has been a series of bad luck, bad timing, and bad people. When Tom Skolka realizes he can turn memories into interactive visions, he intends to spend the rest of his life retreating into these more innocent times. But when his visions seem to be intruded upon by his fifth-grade teacher, his sanity and survival are suddenly cast into doubt.
He is the author of two other novels: The Fraternity, an episodic story about two friends at an all-male liberal arts college, and Trombone Answers, which covers six years in the life of young Midwesterner Parker Graham, who gradually begins to understand that one has to figure out his own path in life.
A native Hoosier, Donovan now lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wonderful wife Cybil. He has two exceptional daughters, two brilliant stepsons, three amazing grandchildren, and more novels on the way.