Author J.J. Zerr
J.J. Zerr Bio
J. J. Zerr writes stories in the historical fiction genre. Mostly. His novels are set in the Civil War, World War II, and the Vietnam War eras. He also published a collection of short stories, some of which are set in the current timeframe.
Writing is his third—not career—passion. He is a US Navy and
Vietnam veteran. Serving aboard ships and as navy carrier pilot for thirty-six
years, he logged over one thousand carrier landings and more than three hundred
combat missions during the Vietnam War. He retired from the US Navy in 1995. He
then worked in the aerospace industry for eleven years. On January 2, 2008, he
sat down in front of his computer and began working on his first novel and
launched his third passion.
Writing, he says, is harder than work. Rewriting is harder than writing, and book promotion is harder than rewriting. “But I can’t not write.”
Zerr resides in the St. Louis area with his wife, Saint Karen.