Mr. Wilkerson is a savvy article writer, content creator, and educator, specializing in complex financial and technical topics.
He has written web content for over twenty years and is a ghostwriter for technology publications, with the capability to shift an author’s voice and point-of-view as required.
One of his specialties is ghostwriting articles or personal memoirs for business owners and executives who wish to add a human voice to their corporate website and newsletter.
He also works as a newspaper journalist covering the news desk: city council and county commissioner meetings, economic development, infrastructure improvement, and human interest.
With thirty years as a business manager and owner, he possesses the ability to bridge the gap between corporate management, employee, and end customer. His experience includes: electronic manufacturing, commercial moving, construction, and facility maintenance.
He is an educator and lecturer with a specialty in writing dialog, first person point-of-view (POV), and conflict.
He is the author of the Rye Ironstone science-fiction thriller series. He has several books in development and spends time between his home in Houston, Texas and Tampa, Florida.
Professional and Speaking Engagements
2020 Royal Palm Literary Awards – Judge
2020 Florida Writers Association – Faculty Member
* Fight Scene Mechanics: How to write the fight and not get sucker punched.
* I Write First Person, or Do I?
* Fist, pistol, long gun, sword, and knife class… plus a magic wand of fireballs
2019 Imaginarium Writers Conference – Faculty Member
* Fight Scene Mechanics
* Finding Your Motivation
* Punctuation: Does it Matter?
2019 Royal Palm Literary Awards – Judge
2019 Florida Writers Association – Tampa, FL Chapter – “Writing Conflict”
2019 Hernando/Pasco State College – “Creative Fiction Techniques”
2018 Florida Writers Association – Faculty Member
* The Emotional Mechanics of a Fight Scene (Workshop Presenter)
* Who’s Laughing Now? Being Funny Is Serious Business (Panel Moderator)
* Bring It on Home to Me: Nailing the Ending (Panel)
2018 Florida Writers Association Youth Conference – Faculty Member
2018 Hernando/Pasco State College – “Authors as Artists”
2018 Comic Con Tampa Bay – “How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy”
2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards – Judge
2017 Comic Con Tampa Bay – Panelist for “How to Be a Fiction Writer”
2017 Necronomicon – Panelist and host for numerous discussion panels
August started with a bang. Hangin’ With Web Show did a great job interviewing me at the event. Great job, Sage and Garret
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Let’s begin our week Hangin With Sci-fi Author John Wilkerson! Host GW Pomichter talks with John Wilkerson during Tampa Bay Comic Con in Tampa Florida at the Tampa Convention Center to talk about Rye Ironstone…the hero in his series who finds Nikola Tesla’s DeathRay! Take a moment and Come Hang […]
Book Is in Development
Cold mud sucked at my rubber boots causing sticky splatters to cling to the legs of my jeans. The stink of decomposing plant matter and who knew what else drifted upward. The smell filled my mouth and ran down the back of my throat. I couldn’t believe people did this for fun. Gael persuaded me to go mudlarking with the locals, something about finding buried treasure deposited in the silt of the river. My vacation wasn’t going how I’d planned.
“Rye,” she said. “It’s fun, have an open mind, you never know what you’ll find.”
Malarkey. She […]
I’m planning a road trip. The online educational classes release in early February, and I have three books in process of editing or writing. It’s going to be a great year, and with some luck, I will be in London and Edinburg over the summer researching the third Rye Ironstone book. Big teaser… Rye and Gael are helping the English version of Special Bureau One solve a most delicate issue. And we all know Rye is as subtle as a hammer. I won’t get too deep into the […]