About John


John has been a professional writer for more than 25 years and a prose writer since childhood. Through fiction such as The Book Club Widowers and Narcissus Blinked (Three Novellas), John explores the perspectives, strengths, and flaws of people seeking purpose in a volatile world. Through non-fiction such as The 4 Spheres of Intentional Living and his blogs and resources, he strives to help people grow in physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual engagement. 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 evolve. He has a particular focus on Millennials and empowering people of color, women, 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 adventures, and interact with him, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Goodreads, Amazon, and LinkedIn.

John lives with his family in Nashville, Tennessee.

My latest posts

  • Empathy and critical thinking go hand-in-hand. Empathy and Critical Thinking Go Hand-in-Hand- A collective lack of empathy and critical thinking is tearing our country at the seams. We can and must do better. Empathy and critical thinking reinforce and strengthen one another. The lack of either undermines the other as well. Empathy is the ability to recognize...
  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is one of the best books I've read so far in 2019. My Favorite Books to Recommend, Updated January 2019- I love to read books, and if you’re here you probably do as well. I find that most voracious readers enjoy getting recommendations from other readers. I’m asked quite often about my favorite books, and so I thought it would be helpful to list them...
  • Gillian Flynn’s genius at plot twists in books such as Gone Girl makes her one of the 21st Century best writers. My Favorite Fiction Writers and Their Books- Writers are influenced and shaped by the literature of other writers. And while the books of one’s youth and young adulthood are most prominent in this formation process, writers continue to grow and evolve across a lifetime as they discover additional literature. These are the...
  • One of my favorite female writers is Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns My Favorite Female Writers- My favorite female writers span several genres, and each woman has distinguished herself as a master of her craft. If the ones who are still living got together to form their own literature faculty, the school would be without rival: Toni Morrison, author of Beloved...
  • In the 1991 movie Defending Your Life, advertising executive Daniel Miller (played by Albert Brooks must learn to use a lot more of his brain, including critical thinking. Critical Thinking: A Skill for a More Equitable Society- Liberal, open-minded men? We’ll be increasingly effective as allies if we learn to couple our passion with the best critical thinking we can muster. In the 1991 movie Defending Your Life, advertising executive Daniel Miller (played by Albert Brooks) dies tragically and arrives in the...