About John Mackey:
John Mackey is a decorated U.S. Army, Desert Storm veteran. John served for 8 years within the continental U.S. as well as overseas. John’s hobbies consist of astrophotography and of course, being an author. John is also a successful business owner in the Information Technology field. He takes great pride in helping his customers operate their businesses.
As an author, John enjoys writing about modern and current events that can have an impact on everyday lives. John is constantly researching topics for new books and continually edits his existing books to ensure the content is up to date and accurate.
What inspires you to write?
Life experiences is my biggest inspiration. I look at the world around me and pick the topics that I feel are or should be important to everyone.
Tell us about your writing process.
I tend to just “write”. I will outline a book when I feel that I need to, but most of the time, I just start with an introduction and just go at it. Once I get started writing, it can be hard for me to stop and take a break.
What advice would you give other writers?
We all have dozens of books in our head. It just needs to be put on paper. I am teaching my children, even before they are teenagers that they too have books already in their heads. Just think about an event in your life that was very important to you. A wedding for instance. How did you and your spouse plan for the wedding? There is a book topic. Or how did you remodel your kitchen? Things of that sort.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I began writing a biography about my life as a runaway and soldier for my family, so they could understand more about me, especially my kids when they got older. Once I finished the book and found that I had actually created something, I realized, hey, I can do this to potentially make money too!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The future of publishing, especially self-publishing is just in it’s infancy. As technology continues to progress, more and more devices will have the capability to be e-readers.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Mainly Non-Fiction. Health, wellness, dieting, and various family issues.
What formats are your books in?: eBook