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John Hagan was born in Presque Isle, Maine, and short-ly thereafter his family returned to Dayton, Ohio, where he was reared and educated. Retiring from a career as a high school English teacher and secondary administrator, he was hired as an adjunct, composition instructor at The University of Dayton, where he taught for six years.
Leaving U.D. for total retirement from education, John now spends much of his time between his home in Springboro, Ohio and his labor of love, a forty-acre horse farm in Highland County, Ohio.
John earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in English and secondary school administration at Thomas More College, Xavier University, and Miami University.
"John Hagan was born to tell stories. A Long Farewell is ample evidence. He creates the vivid word pictures of a consummate storyteller. He is a master of Midwest mid-twentieth century dialogue. If you seek to appreciate the era of Dwight David Eisenhower and Jean Paul Sartre in a new light, A Long Farewell is a must-read."
-Robert J. Deger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History and Political Science
Gateway Community and Technical College
"Every educator will laugh, cry, and understand; be perplexed by and relate to A Long Farewell. It touched me to my very core. [...] I think it was because of my love for and commitment to education. John Hagan captures the very heart of educators for whom those wonderful break-through moments [evoke] the tears and fears we have all experienced. I pulled A Long Farewell from the shelf and read the last few pages again. I did not want to put the book down [...] because I know..."
-C. Daniel Raisch, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Education and Allied Professions
The University of Dayton
"[A Long Farewell is] reminiscent of my own childhood experiences growing up in Ohio. [...] The last story caught me completely by surprise, and I simply couldn't put the book down until I finished it. The book has mystery, intrigue, and humor. Thanks, John Hagan, for some easy and relaxing hours."
A Grosse Point Woods, Michigan Reader