J.S. Gordon grew up in the city of Westfield, Massachusetts, attended Westfield State University, graduated from the Massachusetts State Police Academy, and worked as a state trooper for over 20 years before he retired in 2017. His career included working on an innovative anti-gang unit called ‘C3 Policing’ that partnered with Harvard University and generated coverage in the Boston Globe, Nature Magazine, the NY Times and on the CBS program “60 Minutes.”
He was always an avid reader, and a random conversation with his son gave J.S. an idea for a novel of his own. His debut book, The ARES Initiative: NEMESIS, follows the story of Samuel Knight, an undersized and underachieving high school senior who lives in luxury. When he witnesses the brutal murder of his father and mother, Samuel trains to become a vigilante and hunt down their killers, using a bio-engineered super-soldier drug and transforming himself into the ultimate killing machine.
Today J.S. lives in the small town of Wilbraham, with his wife, two sons, their dogs and goats. In his free time, he likes to relax by reading and watching TV and movies. He has been involved in coaching football since 1998, on high school and college staffs. He is currently on the staff of the Springfield Central Golden Eagles and was the Special Teams Coordinator when Central won the 2021 Massachusetts Division I State Title, the teams first in Division I following back-to-back state titles in Division III.
His hopes and dreams for the future include writing more books that readers will love, winning another Massachusetts Football State Championship and maybe, one day, being involved with the coaching or scouting side of an NFL team. You can contact or connect with J.S. Gordon at: