John Bauer read, lived, worked, loved, won, and lost, well before he ever wrestled with words.
In 2007, fired as county manager for no good reason from a place he’d previously managed for six productive years, he mistitled, and under-achieved with a textbook/cathartic memoir—boats, knots, other things.
Undaunted, John sold health insurance and stocks and bonds, and then served five (5) twelve(12)-month tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Senior Governance Advisor for the US Department of State.
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; in November 2013, he drafted All the Bay’s Clams and All the Bay’s Men.   Seven years and multiple re-writes later, this second novel was released  22 AUG 2020.  A Heart on the River  was released 13 MAR 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, 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 who’ve created six  grandchildren.
Oldmanwrite –website and brand—reflects by any quantitative measure, John is old. Qualitatively? That part of his BIO has yet to be written.

                                                                         Free Lancing

Available for hire:

Ghostwriting      Speechwriting     Journalism/magazine writing        Travel writing
Non-fiction research  Grants preparation       Scenarios development
Financial reports   Case  Studies      Templates development
Compensation negotiable.

Unique proposals given primary consideration. For more information:
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