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

  • Brene' Brown's newest book, Dare to Lead My Favorite Books to Recommend, Updated February 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...
  • John Michael DeMarco, Writer and Executive Coach,, on how to navigate this blog My Favorite Links for Ongoing Learning- To learn is to live! I devote most of my personal and professional learning energy into books and podcasts, but I also have some favorite online resources. These sorts of curated lists evolve over time, but as of February 2019 these are my favorites. Contact...
  • 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...