John Meyer was born in Queens, New York in 1954 and spent his early childhood in Indonesia before moving to Wilton, Connecticut. In 1976 he graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in history. After working several years in historic preservation as a carpenter, he became a full time antique dealer in the 1980's.
In the 1990's he began writing and to date has completed three novels. John now lives with his family on a farm in Western Massachusetts where his interests include Taoism, homesteading, and collecting Balinese woodcarving and Chinese Furniture.