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John DeDakis

John DeDakis

John DeDakis is a former Senior Copy Editor on CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. He is a writing coach, manuscript editor, writing workshop leader, and the author of four mystery-suspense novels; Bullet in the Chamber is the winner of Reviewers Choice, Foreward INDIES, and Feathered Quill book awards in 2017. The novel deals, in part, with the death of John's youngest son in 2011 due to an accidental heroin overdose. During his award-winning 45-year career in journalism (25 years at CNN), DeDakis was a White House Correspondent and interviewed such luminaries as Alfred Hitchcock, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. He lives in Baltimore, has taught journalism at the University of Maryland - College Park, and regularly teaches novel writing at The Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland and at the Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. Visit his website at www.johndedakis.com