John Kerr, a native of Houston, has lived in San Antonio since 1981. An active businessman and civic leader, he also has been writing for the past twenty years. His first novel, Cardigan Bay, was published in 2008, and his second novel, A Rose in No Man’s Land, was published in 2011. Two more novels, Fell the Angels and Hurricane Hole, were published in 2012. Kerr’s fifth novel, The Silent Shore of Memory, was published in 2016. He also coauthored, with his late father, Only A Khaki Shirt, a nonfiction memoir of World War II in the Pacific, which was published in 2006. His most recent work, The Argyle of San Antonio published in 2019, chronicles the historic San Antonio building’s storied and fascinating past. Kerr’s business interests are currently focused on Texas Next Capital, where he is a general partner, and Evestra, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on women’s healthcare. Kerr serves on the board of trustees of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, which he chaired from 1998 to 2007, and on the boards of the Environmental Defense Action Fund, the McNay Art Museum, the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, the Menninger Clinic, and the Texas Research and Technology Foundation. Kerr received a BA from Stanford University in history in 1970 and a JD from The University of Texas Law School in 1972.