Fascinated by the complexities of human nature, John Essick uses his vast experience as a writer to craft wonderful stories with a unique blend of crime, mystery, and humor. Last Respects is his first novel in the Wes Graham series. His screenplay for the short film Wishing Well won the Best Science Fiction Screenplay at the Indie Gathering International Film Festival. He currently lives in the Mid-Hudson Valley region of New York State with his wife, stage director June Prager.