J.M. Garlock began his career by writing for small, independent publishers. For 19 years he contributed regularly to Firehouse Magazine reporting on catastrophic weather events such as hurricanes and tornadoes.
J.M. has written extensively about reptiles, amphibians and turtles for many national publications including Reptiles Magazine, Reptile and Amphibian Hobbyist, The Florida Naturalist, Wildland Firefighter and Florida Currents. His photographs of American alligators, native and nonnative crocodiles, venomous and nonvenomous snakes, and endangered and threatened sea turtles accompanied the articles.
His human-conflict articles have appeared in America’s Civil War, North and South Magazine and The World & I. For The Artilleryman Magazine he wrote a series of articles on 18th and 19th Century seacoast fortifications from New York City Harbor to the Dry Tortugas, Florida.
J.M. has also published articles in Cat Fancy Magazine, The Chronicle of the Horse, The Morgan Horse, Fire Rescue Magazine, Woman Engineer, Minority Engineer, Key West Citizen, Calgary’s Humane Voice, and The American Humane Association Magazine.
His favorite and most influential authors are Raymond Chandler, George V. Higgens, Par Lagerkvist, Louis Ferdinand Celine, and Andre Malraux.
His interests include Formula One racing and film noir.