Undaunted, John sold health insurance, stocks and bonds for a year. Then, crazy to do something he had never done before, he served five (5) twelve (12)-month tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. On US State Department's District Stabilization Teams, he worked with
the US Military to help improve the civil infrastructure.
Since 2013, Scribes Valley, Stone Canoe Literary Journal, AnotheRealm, the Magazine of Speculative Fiction, Andrews UK Limited (House of Erotica), WildSound Novel Writing Festival, and Stringybark Stories have published his scribblings. Thrice, he’s successfully participated in Nanowrimo.
Off and on, over seven years, he wrote A Heart on the River, released March 2020 and All the Bay’s Clams and All the Bay’s Men, released in August, 2020.
His genres are literary fiction, adult contemporary, satire, dark comedy, farcical, horror, erotic, and non-fiction. A believer in pre-destination and Divine Providence, John opines his manuscripts are not entirely his own.
Born in Brooklyn, and raised on Long Island, New York, where he dug clams for eight summer seasons, John was schooled at Notre Dame and Syracuse, with detours to Mexico City, Mexico, Raleigh, NC, and Little Rock, Arkansas. Since 1979, he has worked as a public servant in southeastern North Carolina. There, he and his wife raised three children and currently have six grandchildren.
Oldmanwrite—website and brand—reflects by any quantitative measure, John is old.
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