I write an advice column (Ask John) for The Asheville Citizen-Times, the major daily newspaper here in Asheville, NC. Send your question to AskJohnShore@gmail.com—or use my Contact form. (Letters may be edited for brevity or clarity, and will be published anonymously.)
I’m also the author of Ashes to Asheville, the first real-time weekly serial novel ever published on the website of a major daily newspaper. You can read Ashes on the Citizen-Times website, or here on my site. It’s also available as a podcast (read by me) via iTunes or its Libsyn page.
From 2007 to 2014 I wrote a spirituality/advice/advocacy/humor blog (which also ran on The Huffington Post). Throughout 2008-2013 it was one of the most read blogs in the country, being viewed well over 3 million times, and generating over 300,000 comments. (Typically, it was viewed 200K-300K times per month.)
In January 2016 I finished a month-long Kickstarter campaign for my novel, What I Did To You, which raised more money for any debut novel in Kickstarter’s history. (At the time, anyway; I don’t know if that’s still true.) That novel will finally be out in Winter of 2018. (Its lateness has everything to do with the unexpected costs my wife and I incurred during the building of our first home–a home about which you can read a bit in an article I wrote for the Asheville Citizen-Times, Home of the Week: Affordable and Green in West Asheville. Thankfully, the backers of my KS campaign have been phenomenally patient and gracious to me during the book’s … mortifyingly long delay.)
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