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Home of
John B. Marek

Award-Winning Author and Speaker, Rural Economic Developer and Suburban Homesteader

Home of
John B. Marek

Award-Winning Author and Speaker, Rural Economic Developer and Suburban Homesteader

Welcome to the official website of ACWC award-winning author John B. Marek.

Here you will find information about my writing, my work in economic and community development and my adventures (and misadventures) in suburban homesteading, as well as excerpts, contests, free shipping on my latest book, Ben and the Art of Lawnmower Maintenance and a sneak peak at my next book, Craven Fork.  Email me for free signed postcards (they make good bookmarks and fair kindling) and check out my weekly FIELD NOTES column, which explores subjects ranging from favorite books and movies to lasagna gardening and pocket water fishing techniques.

On November 6th, I had the pleasure of speaking with the Ladies Book Club of Ansonville, North Carolina.

 While we talked some about my book, Ben and the Art of Lawnmower Maintenance, it was election day and the ladies were equally interested in the other hat I wear as economic development director for the county. It was great talking to such a passionate group about the economic future of the area. Many thanks to Peggy Hildreth for inviting me to be part of their meeting. 

My next event will be a book reading and signing at Speckled Paw Coffee on North Main Street in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina on Wednesday, December 5th from 6:30 p.m. until 7:15 p.m.

Check out the EVENTS page for future engagements. If you would like to have me speak at a function in your community, such as a garden club, book club, public library event, convention, bookstore reading, or retail event, I would love to accommodate you. I’ll bring giveaways, prizes and my Allegedly Famous Bourbon Brownies.

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Contact Me

Wynfield Creek Homestead is a private residence. I am happy to show visitors around my suburban homestead, but by appointment only, please.

Wynfield Creek Homestead

15610 Louth Ct, Huntersville, NC 28078, US

(704) 237-0719

Hours

Monday - Saturday: By appointment only

Sunday: Closed