John DeDakis

Journalist, novelist, and writing coach John DeDakis is a former Senior Copy Editor on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” DeDakis is the author of five novels in the Lark Chadwick mystery-suspense series. His fourth novel, Bullet in the Chamber, is the winner of Reviewers Choice, Foreword INDIES, and Feathered Quill book awards. In his most recent novel, Fake, Lark is a White House correspondent dealing with “fake news” in the era of #MeToo. DeDakis regularly teaches novel writing at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland and the Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. He is also an amateur jazz drummer. Website: