About the Professor


David J. Montgomery is an emeritus columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and The Daily Beast, and has also written for many of the country’s largest newspapers, including USA Today, the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and several others.

His fiction has appeared in Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can’t Put Down, edited by Clive Cussler (Mira Books, 2009), and various online magazines. His essay on author Ross Thomas appeared in the Edgar Award-nominated collection Thrillers: 100 Must Reads, edited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner (Oceanview Publishing, 2010).

After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Master’s degree in History, Mr. Montgomery taught U.S. History and African American History for six years at Bakersfield College.

For the past ten years, he has worked as an Event Copywriter for Goldstar, a company that helps people get out more and attend live entertainment.

In addition to this website, Mr. Montgomery writes Crime Fiction Dossier, a sporadic blog covering the world of mystery/thriller fiction and publishing, and Mystery Ink, a currently dormant book review website dedicated to the same.

Mr. Montgomery lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two daughters. His favorite drinks are the gin and tonic and the Mai Tai (as made according to Trader Vic’s recipe).

Some of the publications Mr. Montgomery has written for include:

USA Today

Washington Post

The Daily Beast

Boston Globe

Philadelphia Inquirer

Chicago Sun-Times

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Milwaukwee Journal-Sentinel

Kansas City Star

Washington Examiner


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