J. R. Lindermuth is the author of 16 novels, including eight in his popular Sticks Hetrick mystery series and three in the new Sheriff Sylvester Tilghman series, and a non-fiction history book.

A retired newspaper editor, he currently serves as librarian of his county historical society where he assists patrons with genealogy and research.
He is a member of and International Thriller Writers and served a term serves as vice president of the Short Mystery Fiction Society of which he is still an active member.

A native Pennsylvanian, he is the father of two children and has four grandsons.