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

  • tips for writers 9 Tips and Advice for Writers - 9 Tips and Advice for Other Writers Read! Read with breadth and depth – Stephen King calls reading “the creative center of a writer’s life” Write every day, even if it’s just in your personal journal. Daily prose evolves into prolific prose. Allow your ideas...
  • mindfulness-in-the-office-at-work Mindfulness Tips for The Workplace - Mindfulness Tips for The Workplace During your commute to and from work, notice the cars, architecture, natural beauty, and other elements that surround you, as well as the emotions you’re experiencing in your body. When you feel stressed or anxious during a meeting or in...
  • 3 Must Read Books for Fall 2018 - This fall, as the leaves change colors and eventually drop to the earth, I encourage you to spend some leisure time with three titles I’ve enjoyed reading in recent months.  Reading the Silver Screen In his new book, Thomas Foster, author of How to Read...
  • 10 Things I’ve Learned as a Self-Published Author - I’ve written and self-published six books since 2011. And while self-publishing is a constant learning journey, here are some tips based on my experiences and observations to date: Don’t invest a lot of time exploring self-publishing until you have a finished product that has been revised...
  • Books I Recommend, Updated September 2018 - Writing and Other Arts Prose, Francine, Reading Like a Writer King, Stephen, On Writing Gilbert, Elizabeth, Big Magic Lencek, Lena, and Brunello, Pero, How to Write Like Chekhov Hemingway, Ernest, Ernest Hemingway on Writing Gioia, Ted, How to Listen to Jazz Career Development/Vocation Aujla, Dev, 50...