About Me

As a preacher’s son, Mark Wallace Maguire spent his childhood crisscrossing the South soaking in the lilting dialects, oral traditions and cultural idioms. After a brief career in music, he settled behind the desk as a reporter at the Marietta Daily Journal and has spent the last 20 years as fixture in the metro Atlanta media scene.  He currently serves as director of Cobb Life magazine and Cobb Business Journal. His writing has been published in many regional and national publications including Snake Nation Review, Reach of Song, Cobb Life magazine, Neighbor Newspapers and The Blood and Fire Review. He has been honored for his writing by several organizations including The Associated Press, The Society of Professional Journalists and The Georgia Poetry Society. In 2005, he was named the Berry College Outstanding Young Alumni of The Year. In 2017, he was nominated for Georgia Author of The Year for his first novel, “Alexandria Rising” which was described as “magical” and “phenomenal.” “Letters from Red Clay Country: Selected Columns” was published in 2015 and features the best of his award-winning newspaper and magazine columns.  When he’s not writing, Maguire produces musical projects inspired by his favorite authors and books as well as painting, gardening and making Star Wars puns with his sons.


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4 thoughts on “About Me
  1. Ginger Pyron

    Mark, your heartfelt piece about the life and death of your uncle Mike touched me deeply. I knew Mike many years ago at Ga. Southern and was very fond of him. Though I am sad to know that his life contained so many kinds of pain–and for so long–
    I am glad that there was also humor, enjoyment, and redemption, and a loving family to surround him as he was dying. I smile as I picture him on the other side, throwing back his head and laughing in the great joy and freedom of release. To reference your fine poem of August 10, the final “tug of the Mystery” well may have been, for Mike, the pull of a gloriously soaring kite.
    –with appreciation and sympathy, GP

    1. Mark Maguire

      Thanks Jason. I will be in touch via email. This is the type of local support I really appreciate!


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