John A McCabe, a lifelong writer in all genres, is an active member of the Writers Guild at the Pearl S. Buck Writing Center. As a child, John frequented his boyhood local library at The Ryerss Museum and Library. Located a few short blocks from his birthplace in the Burholme section of Philadelphia, John was enamored of books and became a voracious reader. Throughout his life, he’s returned to Ryerss often to think about story ideas, develop concepts, and to write drafts, typically in the second floor gallery. He credits his childhood experiences at “The Ryerss” for his love of the written word and the stimulus for launching and continuing his writings.
His Novel, THE GIRL IN JAPAN: A Young Soldier’s Story, centers on his studies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and was published by Assiduous Way in April 2022. A short story writer, he also authored several Short Story Collections. Tracks Through Our Lives: Stories Told on Philly El Trains, published in 2019 by The Pearl S. Buck Writing Center Press, tells stories and tales of remarkable friendships in Philadelphia. Tracks is planned to have three sequels. The first, Tracks Through Our Lives: The Transformation of Danny Fisher, was published and released as an eBook by Assiduous Way in June 2022 with print editions in November 2022. The second, Tracks Under Our Lives: The Adventures of Danny Fisher, is scheduled for release Summer 2023.
John was published by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars 2010 as a UPenn Chapter participant with The Wedding Guests. His works appear in PSB Literary Journals. He has also published poetry. John was a presenter at the West Virginia University Gateway Conference honoring the legacy of Pearl S. Buck. His topic was Pearl’s 1959 novel, COMMAND THE MORNING, her historic fiction exposé of the Manhattan Project. Three years before the release of The Girl In Japan, John A McCabe was a Presenter at the 2019 National Association of Atomic Veterans 40th annual convention in Dayton OH where he delivered a poignant message for today’s realities.