John Kaniecki is a native of Brooklyn, New York. While he has no memory of New York City he is proud to call himself a native New Yorker. John spent a few years in Illinois but grew up in Pequannock, New Jersey. After graduating high school John went off to Hobokento attend Steven's Institute of Technology.
Despite being in engineering school, John was clueless to the direction his life should take. After two years John dropped out of Steven's. He became a Christian and hitchhiked across the United States. Several months later he was hospitalized with bipolar disorder.
At this time John began to write poetry. A self-published book called " A Day's
Weather" shows his mind at this time. After years of struggle John eventually
returned to college and graduated from Montclair State University. John went to work stocking shelves at Sears and then worked with an engineering firm. John married Sylvia Smith in 2004.
Once married, John returned to writing. His writing has been published in over seventy outlets. His books are "Murmurings of a Mad Man" a book of poetry by eLectio Publishing, "Poet to the Poor, Poems of Hope for the Bottom One Percent" by Dreaming Big Publications, "Words of the Future" a collection of science fiction stories published by Witty Bardand a horror novella "Scarecrow, Scarecrow" published by Jaded Books Publishing. Just out is his poetry book called "Sunset Sonnets" published by Local Gem Poetry. Also his memoirs "More Than The Madness" that deals with his successfully coping with mental illness is soon to be published by Dreaming Big Publications.
Presently John is a full time caretaker for his wife. Also he volunteers as a
missionary for the Church of Christ at Chancellor Avenue; which is in the inner city of Newark. He stays up late at night and writing in any free time in hopes of becoming a professional writer.
Books through Azoth Khem Publishing
|Scarecrow, Scarecrow||Satan's Siren (coming soon to paperback)|
His other publications include:
More than Madness: A memoir
Poetry to the Poor: Poetry for the Bottom One Percent
A Day's Weather
Murmurings of a Madman
Words of the Future