John Michael De Marco


My vision for my life is to be a conscious and loving person committed to physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual engagement (PIES!). I seek to help my clients, family members and friends experience these same possibilities.

I have loved the power of words for as long as I can remember, spending my formative years writing songs, novels and screenplays before becoming a professional journalist. Crafting words on a page eventually paved the way to speaking, teaching, coaching and consulting, opening many doors across several industries to serve and equip a wide diversity of professionals.

In recent years I have consolidated my professional work into two main (although not exclusive) areas of focus: executive coaching and writing books.

A resident of Franklin, Tenn., I enjoy family life, time with friends, cats, fitness, reading, writing, wine, dark chocolate and watching college football.

Where to find John Michael De Marco online


Assess, Collaborate, Execute: ACE Your Way Through Life
By John Michael De Marco
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,410. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
A simple, intentional process--Assess, Collaborate, Execute (ACE)--for asking powerful questions that unleash holistic change across life’s physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual spheres.
The Wine Steward's Lover
By John Michael De Marco
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,980. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Fiction
After 29-year-old Kate Hart`s career implodes, the highly-structured, lifelong Nashvillian stumbles into grad school to catch her breath, gain clarity and reignite her childhood poetry-writing passion. What Kate embraces across a single semester is far more life-changing than a few verses of iambic pentameter: a heroine`s journey into ambiguity, prompted by the disappearance of her brand-new love.
Chased by the Wind: A Youth's Literary Search for God
By John Michael De Marco
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,420. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
In this most unusual of spiritual memoirs, John Michael De Marco (author of Narcissus Blinked) dissects the 15 books and hundreds of songs he wrote as a youth in order to reveal a nascent search for God amid surprising footprints of grace.
Narcissus Blinked
By John Michael De Marco
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,440. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Category: Fiction
Married, disillusioned advertising wordsmith Jacob is on the verge of an affair with his married neighbor, Julia. At the height of their verbal seduction she suddenly attempts suicide, plunging Jacob into a full-day's journey from self-absorption to self-awareness as the future of two families hangs in the balance.

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