About Me

Who is John Maki?


Husband, father, grandfather | Lover of writing, ideas, music, cooking, friends, theater, and musicals  | Hugo House writer, technical writer, data visualization designer | Infrequent swimmer and piano player 

Why I Write


As a kid, my dad bought and sold used vintage books. Lovely short stories by writers everywhere came into my life. I was hooked. I create in celebration of them and their inspiration.

My Writing Process


Be kind to myself. Recognize how and why something works. Study and listen. Apply that which is useful. Wrestle with details and structure. Question convention. Unify.