My Books

John Mayer was brought into the film industry after his first novel was optioned by a major studio. No stranger to the power of film before that, John had appeared in many on-camera appearances in film and TV as an expert in his field. Since then, John has written 10 screenplays, a stage play (Produced and performed) and has done assignment work as a consultant on crime/violence and psychological elements for studios/producers. His screenwriting has won recognition from the Nichols Competition (The Paraclete-top 25 finisher), Page International Screenwriting Competition (The Paraclete-4/5), The LA Film Awards (The System-Best Picture) and the Festigious International Film Awards (The System-Best Drama). John hosted a radio show for one year and teaches writing at a major international university. His screenwriting education has included Stanford University and The University of Chicago. At this time he also has two films in pre-production in which he is co-producer.

A Few of Dr. Mayer's Books

Movies

Santa vs Zombies

A Burned Out Santa Embarks on His Last Chimney Crawl!

Hell’s Half Acre

Part I -(Writing Consultant and Producer) “Evil Never Dies” (?)

The Paraclete

The Paraclete

Here There is No Why

Last Season

Hoosiers Updated and Edgy!

Urban Sandlot

Wes Anderson impregnates Sandlot and Bad News Bears

Hell’s Half Acre

Part II- (Head Writer and Producer)

Cry Baby

Be Careful What Lurks Under Your Bed—
It Can Kill You! (With Koji Sakai)

Film Writing Awards:

Nicholl Screenwriting Competition-top 25 finisher (The Paraclete)

Page International Screenwriting Competition- 4/5 (The Paraclete)

Best Picture–LA Film Awards 2020 (The System)

Best Drama-Festigious International Film Awards 2020 (The System)

Novels

Shadow Warrior

A thriller based on actual law enforcement case files about the true inside story of the drug problem in the United States. The trafficking of drugs is not done exclusively by sleazy characters from south of the US border. The story tells the tale of how big business in the US supports and promotes the illegal drug economy. The hero, a CIA operative, is unleashed on a ruminant US businessman to take down his underground drug kingdom. Along the way a torrid romance takes place while surrounded by gripping action and a face paced plot.

Immortal: The First Tango

This is an exciting, fast paced adventure, thriller and Yes Romance. The Hungarian aristocrat Octavious’ existence is dominated by four overpowering conditions:

1. His seclusion from a world that cannot accept him and enemies sworn to kill him.
2. The possibility of being reunited with his long lost love, Vera.
3. The dance art form-Tango.
4. The virus that controls his physical being.

He is infected with the disease porphyria, a condition that bestows immortal life and powerful attributes on its host and may have been the inspiration for the vampire legends.

An Anger at Birth

An Anger at Birth is a thriller about a violent, psychologically disturbed teenager who violates the ultimate social taboo and preys on infants and toddlers. The story takes the reader in close to the genesis of his anger of his own damaged history starting with his illegitimate birth.

This teen represents many of the ticking bomb teens in our world and how they confront an inept social services system, disenfranchised schools, and ill-equipped single moms.

Non-Fiction & Professional Books:

20 books written and published ~ Here Are Some Highlights

Family Fit

“Dr. John Mayer has invented an ingenious solution to the epidemic of childhood obesity that masquerades as an enjoyable family outing.

His unique approach employs the latest research on human health and behavior and is shaped by his 30 years experience as a beloved family pychologist.
Effective and fun, Dr. Mayer’s program can help anyone achieve extraordinary fitness.”

—Mark Bryan, founding member of Oprah’s Change Your Life Team

Value-Based Coaching: Principles and Perspectives

More than a book on becoming a more successful coach, this is a book on how to become more effective in all aspects of teaching young people through sports.

Practical and evidenced based, this is an A thru Z manual to be a successful coach and positive influence in the lives of the young people you lead.

This book is also the manual for becoming a certified Ethical Youth Coach-EYC.

Creating a Safe and Welcoming School

“Dr. John Mayer has invented an ingenious solution to the epidemic of childhood obesity that masquerades as an enjoyable family outing.

His unique approach employs the latest research on human health and behavior and is shaped by his 30 years experience as a beloved family pychologist.
Effective and fun, Dr. Mayer’s program can help anyone achieve extraordinary fitness.”

—Mark Bryan, founding member of Oprah’s Change Your Life Team

You’re Not the Only One on This Planet

This book is a clever satire with a serious social message: How poorly we treat each other in society and how this poor behavior weakens us personally and as a nation.

The book critiques a wide array of everyday social behaviors and offers solutions on how to correct our uncivilized behavior.

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Someone recently said to me: "You seem to write about so many different things, what is the common thread in your writing?