“Truth is stranger than fiction because fiction has to be believable, but truth doesn’t.”-Unknown
Discover some of the lesser known but fascinating real-life people, places and events. Fiction can be unbelievable, but it’s got nothing on reality!
My name is John Reisinger. I live on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and I write about real-life people, places, and events because I believe fiction can be exciting, inventive, and entertaining, but for really incredible and unbelievable tales, you just can’t beat fact. That’s why I write books that are either factual ,or based on real events, real people or real places. How about these for real life?
-A detective who produced a last minute confession to the Lindbergh kidnapping just days before someone else was scheduled to be executed for the crime.
-A POW escape and manhunt…in Canada
– A French invasion of Mexico during our Civil War, and their installation of an Austrian as the Emperor of that country
-A lighthouse keeper found dead in his lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay, but the blood on the floor belonged to someone else.
-A shipwrecked Spaniard who became a Mayan war chief in the 1500s.
And a lot more.
There are plenty of strange and fascinating events to write about and that’s what I do. I write about real events because truth really is stranger than fiction.
Update: Don’t have time to read an entire book? Check out my articles in Thousand Islands Life online magazine… Buried Treasure in the Thousand Islands, and A Last Night on the Alexander Henry, and When the Road to Germany ran Through the Thousand Islands
And: Check out the weird little-known stories behind the world’s landmark structures at The Secrets Behind the Structures, and take a look at a short interview I did on the subject for the local TV show Delmarva Life
And: The latest Max Hurlock mystery, Death across the Chesapeake, in which Max and Allison tangle with their town’s most wealthy and eccentric citizens to solve the murder of a stockbroker with a suspicious interest in art.
And, my new historical novel has just been released; the story of a shipwrecked Spaniard who became a Mayan warrior. It has already received a 5 star review from Readersfavorite.com. Read more.