J.R. Handley

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J. R. Handley is a pseudonym for a husband and wife writing team. He is a veteran infantry sergeant with the 101st Airborne Division and the 28th Infantry Division. She is the kind of crazy that interprets his insanity into cogent English. He writes the sci-fi while she proofreads it. The sergeant is a two-time combat veteran of the late unpleasantness in Mesopotamia where he was wounded. He started writing military science fiction as part of a therapy program suggested by his doctor to help with his brain injury. He found out he was actually pretty good at telling stories and hopes to entertain you as he attempts to excise his demons through these creative endeavors. In addition to being just another dysfunctional veteran, he is a stay at ...more

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J.R. Handley My biggest hurdle, aside from my brain damage, is my family. My wife was injured in an accident which has thrown off our normal schedules - making…moreMy biggest hurdle, aside from my brain damage, is my family. My wife was injured in an accident which has thrown off our normal schedules - making dealing with our autistic son a bit more difficult. I deal with it by being flexible with my schedule.(less)
J.R. Handley Interesting question, since there is no romantic couples of note in my own novels. So in other novels? Hmm, I would say Travis Coates and Old Yeller…moreInteresting question, since there is no romantic couples of note in my own novels. So in other novels? Hmm, I would say Travis Coates and Old Yeller from the novel OLD YELLER. The relationship between a boy and his dog as they go on the odyssey of youth is touching. A very poignant expression of non-romantic love.(less)
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Mental Health Matters: JR Handley

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Things are going well here, my recently published book, The Reservist is hopefully entertaining those who were so kind as to give the audiobook a chance – the paperback/ebook is out as well. We don’t seem to know here if it is fall or winter. I’m still in awe at how well the books are doing, but it just goes to show what you can do when...

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This novel was too grimdark for me. I didn't like any of the characters and I hated the world it was set in. A friend gifted me the second audiobook so I'll read it for our book club but man. Total meh, but IF you're a fan of grimdark this IS your ...more
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First, let me say that none of what I’ll say in this section couldn’t be found on the back copy of the novel. Heck, I cribbed this summary from the back, and then I added my own twist! And not even much of one, since most of the books I read
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“I truly loved the soldiers I served with, in ways that transcend familial or romantic love. Some of them still call me, and for the guys in my fire team I’ll be their ‘sarge’ for perpetuity. And even though some stayed active duty and outranked the E-5 stripes I proudly wore, they’ll always be Specialist Joe to me. The lightning rod of combat, the first rounds fired, it solidifies that moment, encapsulating it and preserving the bond. For us, time stopped and Bravo Fire Team will always be as it was. Even though we moved on, it remains.”
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“I truly loved the soldiers I served with, in ways that transcend familial or romantic love. Some of them still call me, and for the guys in my fire team I’ll be their ‘sarge’ for perpetuity. And even though some stayed active duty and outranked the E-5 stripes I proudly wore, they’ll always be Specialist Joe to me. The lightning rod of combat, the first rounds fired, it solidifies that moment, encapsulating it and preserving the bond. For us, time stopped and Bravo Fire Team will always be as it was. Even though we moved on, it remains.”
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“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories

“All I can do is stare blankly at the captain. I finally blink. Reincarnation must be real, because no one could get that stupid in one lifetime. “Captain”
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