J.D. Rhoades was born and raised in North Carolina. He has worked as a radio news reporter, club DJ, television cameraman, ad salesman, waiter, practicing attorney and newspaper columnist. His weekly column in the Southern Pines, North Carolina Pilot was named best column of the year in its division for 2005.
His first novel, THE DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND, was released in 2005 and was nominated for the prestigious Shamus Award for Best First Novel. GOOD DAY IN HELL, his second novel featuring North Carolina bail bondsman Jack Keller, was released in March 2006. SAFE AND SOUND, July 2007, also features Jack Keller. BREAKING COVER, July 2008, is a stand-alone thriller, and was followed by BROKEN SHIELD. The first three Keller novels are available in ebook, and the fourth never-before-published Jack Keller novel, DEVILS AND DUST, released in hardcover and ebook on February 24, 2015.
He lives, writes and practices law in Carthage, North Carolina.