Avid readers like us love to learn and grow, in defiance of a culture that loves to distract and stress.


Some of our most helpful insights come from writers whose fiction and non-fiction entertains and motivates us. Other epiphanies come through executive coaches who pose the questions we’ve been unwilling to ask ourselves.  


As a professional writer and certified coach, I’m your thought partner through both the written and the spoken word.  


In fiction such as The Book Club Widowers and Narcissus Blinked (Three Novellas), I introduce you to suburban professionals like us, seeking authentic relationships and meaningful work. Through non-fiction such as The 4 Spheres of Intentional Living and my blogs, I offer tips to help you become less distracted and more focused, innovative, strategic, and mindful; as well as a little less stressed. During coaching sessions, I challenge you to surface solutions that are already inside of you and act. 


Ready to learn more? You can find my books just below and contact me here. Thank you. 

The 4 Spheres of Intentional Living

Today’s busy professional is distracted and stressed out, with goals often being unmet and personal needs and relationships taking a back seat. In this quick read, John offers tips to help you become more healthy, innovative, mindful, self-aware, strategic, and compassionate. Filled with examples and perspectives from various thought leaders, The 4 Spheres is relevant for anyone committed to growth and seeking to live a more meaningful life.


In this suspenseful, page-turning thriller, three suburban mothers take their wine-filled, literary discussions on a girls’ beach trip. And mysteriously vanish. The husbands and fathers remain behind, balancing their personal ambitions and failures with trying to help their bewildered children move forward into a new normal. Detectives seek evidence of a crime, as ambiguity reigns as lines blur between friends, lovers, and enemies.


Three Nashville-based novellas explore the perspectives, strengths, and flaws of creative people seeking meaning and fulfillment in a volatile world of responsibilities and distractions. Spend a day in the life of advertising executive Jacob, a semester with new graduate student and budding poet Kate, and a weekend with single father and writer Brian as they tap into latent resilience and discover deeper capacities to love.