From Sabledrake Magazine Contributors Page:
John Barnes holds a PhD. in Business Administration from Arizona State University (1992). He is currently on the Marketing faculty at the Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business Administration, Loyola University, New Orleans. A former professional musician, Dr. Barnes also holds an undergraduate degree in music composition, and has composed 40 musical works in various genre (string quartet, concert band, etc.).
Dr. Barnes is the author of 26 poems, including a 12-poem set ("Astrological Poems") for each of the Zodiac signs. He has been a practicing (albeit part-time) astrologer for 20 years. Other interests include history, religions, the occult, and a burgeoning interest in Internet marketing. Dr. Barnes is Director of Marketing and part-owner of Far Horizons Computer Solutions (www.fhpc.com) in Mandeville, Louisiana.