John Bartlett is a long time student of psychology and martial artist. He grew up in Los Angeles County, La Puente, California and now lives in Clallam County, Port Angeles, Washington--From the city of angels to the port of angels.
John has had several work experiences from; mental-health counselor, social worker, hypnotherapist, martial arts sensei, locksmith, construction framer, car and motorcycle salesman, to working on a farm and horse ranch. Then all the way up the hierarchy to janitor. The consistency in these various settings is found in his search for freedom and equality. Rarely found privileges. These experiences help him create characters in settings that give his stories authentic and diverse perspectives. He writes to express the feelings of the common person. Life is varied and so is his writing. He does not write for one genre only, but writes what comes to mind and what moves him.
Life is about learning, and John's stories, whether horror, sci-fi, action, drama, or whatever, state some lesson that we learn in life, or what happens when we do not learn.
"Once upon a time, I thought I would write serious self-help books and 'realistic' short stories. But we have deeper learning experiences from metaphores expressed in stories, because metaphores sync with our internal natures. I feel that I am continuously dreaming, although not aware of the dream archetypes when awake, and so when I'm writing, my subconscious characters often want to take off and do something 'mythical.' So I let them."
His philosophy: "Exercise, study, love."
His ethics: "Respect, discipline, peace."
Where to find John Bartlett online
Mongweet: The Mosquito Vampire. And Other Short Stories.
by John Bartlett
(5.00 from 1 review)
Collection of eight, adult short stories of mixed genres. Mongweet: The Mosquito Vampire, Skullduggery, The Tarot Hypnotist, Bank Vault Aliens, Moon Man, Jacob’s Laughter, Woof Man, and Zombies: The Exhibition. Please enjoy this entertaining ride of macabre, murder, monsters and love!
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