John Maberry dreamed of being a writer from second grade. Life got in his way. He supplies details in Waiting for Westmoreland, describing how he came to have a happy and successful life. That, after surviving a hard childhood, failed marriages, an eye opening year in Vietnam and more. He finished the memoir five years after retiring from a local government job in busy Northern Virginia.
That’s John in the photo, relaxing with his friend Larry the Lizard. He met Larry in Mimbres, New Mexico. John and his wife relocated to scenic New Mexico six years ago. That move and other priorities, stalled the transition to speculative fiction, mysteries and writing genres. Finally, The Fountain, a collection of speculative fiction stories, came out in July, 2017. He’s also working on a few novels, planning for one every one to two years. The first one should be out for the holidays in 2018. No more delays; time is fleeting.
When not working on the novels or the websites, the family enjoys life in their dream home high atop a hill. His wife of 35+ years has her quilting/craft room. He has an office shared with an energetic dog who lounges on a loveseat behind him when not out chasing rabbits. He’s a happy man and a funny guy (strange/weird his wife says).