J.R. Rogers grew up primarily in Paris, but also in Antwerp and Kinshasa, an international influence he finds frequently tainting his historical novels of intrigue and espionage with settings and scenes set in the various parts of the world he has either visited, or plans to: France, Belgium, Peru, Brazil, French Guiana and Uruguay.
His novel influences were those of classic spy writers such as Eric Ambler, and John Le Carre, for instance, but his interests in writers of the genre were, and continue to be, all over the board. As a short story writer he credits the influence of masters the likes of Irwin Shaw, Raymond Carver, William Trevor, and J.D. Salinger.
A third novel, recently completed and entitled Doomed Spy, has been released as an eBook.
J.R. Rogers is already at work on his fourth novel, a story of intrigue set in 1944 French Morocco. The work is scheduled for completion in late 2014.
The author is also a prolific short story writer that he often writes alongside his current novel project. A number of his stories have been published.
The author lives in Orange County, southern California.