John Richmon

I’ve been retired for a number of years now. Professionally, I was a project manager for a naval shipyard. But on the side, I’ve always kept myself busy with … you name it. And nothing has changed since hanging up my cleats.

With the completion of my book, I needed an author website. But since I’m also passionate about cooking, I decided to make it dual-purpose. I’m not supposed to do that, but I say why not? I didn’t follow many rules and conventions when it came to my novel, so why should my website be any different?

Blog Content

My blog focuses on two areas: writing and the culinary arts. Since both subjects are pretty broad, I’ve broken them down into sub-categories to ensure you only get content that interests you. 


Outside These Walls: Posts in this category will delve into aspects of my new novel: the backstory, characters, setting details, stylistic choices, etc. I’ll also dive into some of the subject matter. I know something about loss, broken relationships, grief, and dishonesty.

Life: What would writing and stories be if not for the thrill of victory and agony of defeat? I’ll be taking an introspective look at life.

The Craft: I don’t claim to be an expert on writing fiction, but I can share many of the things I’ve learned and the experience of others.

Potpourri: Maybe something, maybe nothing, but I expect from time to time I may just want to vent or express an opinion. No politics. Never ever. There are lots of places to go for that.

Culinary Arts

Culinary School: It’s possible one exists, but I haven’t found anyone offering free cooking lessons. In fact, short of a paid culinary school, I’ve yet to find even a subscription service that offers a step-by-step program. Demystify your recipes and learn how to turn any recipe into yours.

The Smorgasbord: I imagine you know what this one is for. Here I’ll share about everything from kitchen gadgets to calorie counters, from meal planning to recipes. I may eventually create a recipe category, but for now, the focus is what goes on behind the recipe.


It’s just what it sounds like. It’s for general-purpose announcements, major changes, something new.