In 2007, John Bauer self-published, mistitled, and under-achieved with a local government management textbook/abbreviated memoir—boats, knots, other things. Shameless plug –

Undaunted, John sold health insurance and stocks and bonds, and then served five twelve-month tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Senior Governance Advisor for the US Department of State.

Since 2013, he has written for fun and not-so-much profit. He has been published by Scribes Valley, Stone Canoe Literary Journal, AnotheRealm, the Magazine of Speculative Fiction, and Andrews UK Limited (House of Erotica). In July 2017, the first few pages of an inspiring story were read aloud at the WildSound Novel Writing Festival. Shameless plug –

John has three novels and twenty short stories in various stages of creation.

Born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island, schooled at Notre Dame and Syracuse, with significant detours to Mexico City, Mexico and Little Rock, Arkansas, he also continues a part-time local government career. For twenty-nine years, he served as a county manager, utilities director, and public servant, mostly in North Carolina. Prior to that professional career, he clammed for eight seasons.

By any measure, John is old. The aptly titled OldManWrite website reflects that fact.


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