John Maberry

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That's me in the photo, relaxing with my friend Larry. We (the wife and I; not Larry) have relocated from our home in Northern Virginia-with its traffic, noise, heat and humidity-to the scenic hills of New Mexico. I survived a hard childhood, war, drugs and two failed marriages. Graduating with top honors from college, I went on to earn a JD at Georgetown. I quickly became a lapsed lawyer and instead went to work for local government, writing consumer education materials and government reports. In the meantime, overcoming a death threat from my bride's father, I finally found a happy marriage the third time around. After retiring from that government job, I began working on that childhood dream of writing--finally getting out Waiting for We ...more

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John Maberry I alternate projects so if I get stuck on one, it's likely I will be able to move forward on the other(s).
John Maberry The best thing about being a writer is having a means to express yourself to people you may never meet in person, offering them wisdom or entertainmen…moreThe best thing about being a writer is having a means to express yourself to people you may never meet in person, offering them wisdom or entertainment--depending on whether I am writing non-fiction or fiction. Of course I hope non-fiction can be entertaining as well and that I can slip in a little of what I see as wisdom.(less)
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Waiting for Westmoreland

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An Excerpt from Waiting for Westmoreland

We Are the World Blogfest


There is good news out there–YES, REALLY! I just didn’t have time to find it this month. TOO much going on but I won’t bother you with that.


Instead, something I’ve been meaning to do for some time now–post an occasional excerpt from Waiting for Westmoreland.  This is from the 2017 Tenth Anniversary Edition. This post does have its good news perspective–about an unorthodox introduction to the f

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Waiting for Westmoreland (Biographies & Memoirs)
2 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: Those seeking happiness amidst the suffering or disillusionment of day to day life will find hope in reading Waiting for Westmoreland. Those seeking redemption for past mistakes, will also find a means to achieve it. The book is the true story of a 20th century Candide-an innocent growing up in America in the fifties.
Sleepy Eye Deceived (Poetry)
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Description: Short poem

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Origin by Dan Brown
Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)
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One thing you can count on from Dan Brown in his Robert Langdon series is a plethora of references to scenic locations, art, history, etc. After a while, it does get tiresome. In most cases these settings have some connection to the plot so it's not ...more
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Brings back memories of the military--since the author based the story on his own experiences as a JAG lawyer in Panama, it rings true. I've never been to Panama before or after my Vietnam era service (including Vietnam) and I was enlisted not an off ...more
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This is one of those books that once I read it, I had to wonder--how did I overlook it? It takes me back to a whole host of other books which share the inspirational aspects as well as some elements of style. Mostly, it shares profundity. Books like ...more
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"I do," Alice hastily replied; "at least--at least I mean what I say--that's the same thing, you know."

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