John Michael DeMarco helps professionals focus on goals, increase success, and decrease stress through his writing and coaching services.


In fiction such as The Book Club Widowers and Narcissus Blinked (Three Novellas), John’s characters are suburban professionals seeking authentic relationships and meaningful careers. Through non-fiction such as The 4 Spheres of Intentional Living and his blogs, John offers tips to help professionals become more healthy, innovative, mindful, self-aware, compassionate, and strategic. John spent several years as a full-time journalist and has published more than 1,000 articles in various print and online publications.


In addition to his literary work, John is a certified executive and life coach who incorporates mindfulness practices, open to thought partnership with any individual or organization that seeks to grow. He has significant coaching experience with women, Millennials, people of color, and those who identify with the LGBTQ community. John has an extensive coaching and consulting background in the human resources functions of the wireless and health care industries.


You can follow John’s writing and coaching work, and interact with him, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Goodreads, Amazon, and LinkedIn.


John lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his family.

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.