John McGuire

Biography

John McGuire is an engineer by day and writer by night. He attended Georgia Tech to obtain a civil engineering degree. While his left brain absorbed information on E-mag, Calculus, Statics, Dynamics, Structures and Road Design; his right brain devoured the works of Jack London, Mark Twain, Anne Rice, Alan Moore, Kurt Busiek, and Mark Wade. Today, John is a registered professional engineer and professional writer.

His love and collection of comic books began when he was 10, in a convenience store in Waycross, Georgia. It wasn’t long afterwards when he started writing his first comic related stories. This passion has continued throughout his adult life as he remains an avid comic book reader and collector.

In 2002, he was a founding member of Terminus Media. It began as a writer’s collective in the back of the Dragon’s Horde Comic Book Store in Decatur, GA. Through the next decade Terminus, published anthologies in which John was both an editor and contributor. The Gilded Age, published in 2013, is his first on-going series. The relationship with Terminus also grew into some Work for Hire opportunities for both corporate and government entities.

In 2009, John joined Headhunta Studios, a collective of Artists and Writers. In 2013, Tiger Style was published by Arena Comics. John currently has projects in production for Arena Comics.

In 2010, John took the story telling skills that he had learned and applied them to the writing of novels and short stories. The Dark That Follows is John McGuire’s debut Novel.

John McGuire currently resides in Suwanee Georgia with his wife, Courtney, and two cats: Westley, and Inigo.

He maintains that he would have been a Marine biologist, if not for Jaws.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I grew up on comic books. So that's what my friends and I would play out during the day. We came up with all sorts of characters with their special powers, villains, teams, and so on. It was a no-brainer to begin writing some of the ideas down in a notebook, and soon those stories kept getting bigger and bigger. I still have the notebook and while the writing isn't all that great, there is a decent amount of it.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Piece by Piece is a short story featuring the lead character from my novel The Dark That Follows. He's a fortune teller in Atlanta, Georgia who actually can see the future. In that book he got involved in Black Masses and potential demon summonings all because of a reading he did for 1 guy.

In Piece by Piece I try to tell the story that's not so "end of the world". Just what happens when 1 guy wants him to use his gift over and over on the same day.

Hopefully Piece by Piece can give people a taste (for free!) and they'll want to check out the novel.
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Where to find John McGuire online


Books

Hollow Empire: Episode 5 (Night of Knives)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,940. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Episode 5 of a 6 part Season! Once, the empire of Vhur was the world's most powerful. But that was before the Lichy plague. Now, twenty years and millions of dead later, only a few cities remain. The survivors walk a fine line between staying alive and crumbling into the grave. Come the Night of Knives, even these last few might perish.
Hollow Empire: Episode 3 (Night of Knives)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,470. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Episode 3 of a 6 part Season! Once, the empire of Vhur was the world's most powerful. But that was before the Lichy plague. Now, twenty years and millions of dead later, only a few cities remain. The survivors walk a fine line between staying alive and crumbling into the grave. Come the Night of Knives, even these last few might perish.
Hollow Empire - Night of Knives - Episode 6
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,900. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In the final Episode of Season One, learn the fates of Vadim, Cassidy, Murgul, and Nadya. Each is confronted with a different horror and a choice leading them to life...or death. Includes bonus chapters for Isidora and Little Lys.
Hollow Empire - Night of Knives - Episode 4
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,370. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Episode Four of J Edward Neill and John R McGuire's six-part medieval dark fantasy opera. Join Vadim of the Long Ride, Nadya of the Bashir, Murgul the Maggot, and Cassidy as they fight to survive in a world that wants them ALL dead.
Hollow Empire: Episode 1 (Night of Knives)
Price: Free! Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Once, the empire of Vhur was the world's most powerful. But that was before the Lichy plague. Now, twenty years and millions of dead later, only a few cities remain. The survivors walk a fine line between staying alive and crumbling into the grave. Come the Night of Knives, even these last few might perish.
Piece by Piece
Price: Free! Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From the pages of The Dark That Follows comes a short story about Jason Mills. Jason Mills is no ordinary Fortune Teller. As opposed to most of his brethren, Jason can actually see the future. And his latest customer wants to push that gift to its limits. Piece By Piece shows what Jason Mills does when he's not worrying about the end of the world.

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apocalyptic    branded    church    comics    death    dectective work    ebola    epidemic    extinction    fortune telling    grave    holocaust    horror    magic abilities    medieval    paranormal    plague    psychic    psychics    religion    serial    short story    superhero    superheroes    survival    urban fantasy    western    zombie    zombies