John “Jack” Cunningham

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John “Jack” M. Cunningham, Jr. has been writing professionally since the mid-1980s. Born in Mobile, Alabama, he attended the University of Alabama where he earned a degree in
history and a teaching certificate. He then moved to the New Orleans area where he taught school.

In 1983, after he sold his first article to The Upper Room, a United Methodist publication, he dove into writing seriously. He devoured everything he could learn about the craft from
writing magazines, writing books, writers conferences, and correspondence courses. He even
returned to college to further his literary education.

While living in the New Orleans area he taught a writing class at Koinonia Bible College. He’s written four books, been a contributing writer to two other books, and is a contributing writer to two David C. Cook publications, The Quiet Hour and Devotions. His articles have appeared in numerous denominational magazines and Sunday school publications. A year after Hurricane Katrina he moved back to his native Alabama. He’s currently working on another novel and researching a non-fiction book.

He teaches Sunday school and enjoys helping other writers on the path to publication.
He’s also a speaker at writers’ groups. His blog is found at


Reflections of a Southern Boy: Devotions From the Deep South
What do kudzu, fiddler crabs, and an undeserved trophy have in common? They’re all
part of Mister Cunningham’s experiences growing up in the Deep South. He compiles these
stories and others into a series of devotionals and Bible studies.

A few stories, though, just have a Southern theme. Some are humorous and others more serious, but all teach life lessons readers can apply to their own faith journeys.
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Squire, A Mascot’s Tale,
At the outbreak of the Civil War, over his wife Rachel’s objections, Captain Jesse Webb takes
their beloved dog Squire to war as his Alabama regiment’s mascot. By 1863 they’re posted at

Port Hudson, Louisiana where Jesse encounters his old rival for Rachel’s hand, Colonel
Hampton Lafayette Marsden, who’d killed Jesse’s brother in a duel. Here, too, Squire kills a
fighting bull dog in self-defense.
Marsden and the fighting dog’s owner, Aaron Blevin, plot vengeance against Jesse and Squire.

In exchange for Squire to be used as a bait dog for Blevin’s other fighting dogs, Blevin’s
daughter Giselle sets out to ruin Jesse’s honor and marriage, which will be Marsden’s revenge
for losing Rachel to him. When Rachel arrives at the garrison, divorce threatens Jesse’s marriage
and Squire falls into Blevin’s cruel hands.

Will Squire survive his ordeal and find his way home
while the Union army battles the Rebel garrison? Will Jesse survive the siege of Port Hudson?
Will Rachel forgive Jesse’s “affair” and for losing Squire?
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