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Mark E. Lein

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I have worked on a dairy, yes milking cows, as a hamburger flipper in a fast food restaurant, and as a construction worker. I have worked as a pest control technician (bug guy), I have produced a short film, I have been a Military Officer for 10 years, and I live in the always too hot state of Florida. I have traveled to Africa, Europe, and the Middle East (and exotic Canada and Mexico).
I am an avid reader. You might say an extremely passionate reader. For as long as I can remember, I read. Whether it was historic America or Europe, Narnia, Middle Earth, or the Four Lands of Shannara, I spent hours of each day of my childhood in the worlds authors had created.

A letter to women entering U.S. Army service in the Combat Arms, written by an Infantry and Military Intelligence Officer with 12 years of service.

Full disclosure: I used to be against your entry into Combat Arms. However, through slowly and painfully confronting my own fears and pride, my thinking has begun to evolve.

I am proud to be a part of this Army and equally proud to soon share the...

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Average rating: 3.88 · 49 ratings · 37 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
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“I believe providing every little smidge of information, while a testament to the author, does not allow the reader to experience the story in a personal way. In light of that, I tried to leave slivers of “white space” that the reader has the opportunity to fill with their own ideas, concepts, and memories. In that way, I invite the reader to become an active part of the journey.”
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“Besides being complicated, reality, in my experience, is usually odd. It is not neat, not obvious, not what you expect.”
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“I believe providing every little smidge of information, while a testament to the author, does not allow the reader to experience the story in a personal way. In light of that, I tried to leave slivers of “white space” that the reader has the opportunity to fill with their own ideas, concepts, and memories. In that way, I invite the reader to become an active part of the journey.”
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“You think you are reading proof, whereas you are merely reading your own mind; your statement of the thing is full of holes & vacancies but you don't know it, because you are filling them from your mind as you go along. Sometimes--but not often enough--the printer's proof-reader saves you--& offends you--with this cold sign in the margin: (?) & you search the passage & find that the insulter is right--it doesn't say what you thought it did: the gas-fixtures are there, but you didn't light the jets”
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message 1: by Mark

Mark Lein I hope it is not tacky but I just rated my own book based on 2 amazon reviews. I pasted the 2 reviews from amazon, this is not me rating my own book...one was a 4 star and the other a 5 star so I rounded down to 4.

Let me know if this disturbs you.


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