Author John Andrew Fredrick is best known as the singer and songwriter of indie-rock band the Black Watch, who have released 17 albums in their long career to considerable underground acclaim. He received his PhD in English from UC Santa Barbara, and has subsequently taught English and creative writing at the University of Southern California, Loyola Marymount, and Santa Monica College. John made his fictional debut in 2008 with the comic novella, The Knucklehead Chronicles. It was followed in 2013 by The King of Good Intentions, a novel about love, lust, indie rock, and Los Angeles. Its sequel, The King of Good Intentions II: The Continuing and Really Rather Quite Hilarious Misadventures of an Indie Rock Band Called The Weird Sisters, was published in fall 2015.