#Read about Guest #Author John Maberry

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I always wanted to be a writer, from the time in second grade when my teacher sent a short story I wrote to Scholastic. My first rejection letter. I read a lot—sometimes, but not as much as writers are supposed to do. The summer of my 16
th year, after my mother passed away, I read 75 science fiction books. An escape, a healing time. I joined the creative writing club in school, writing things that as I look back at them now, were written reasonably well, with short declarative sentences and few complex or compound paragraphs with multiple dependent clauses that legal writing brought about. It took some time after law school to be able to write normally again. Working in local government didn’t help either, with the need to write analytical reports with recommendations to the local governing body. I did, however, also write readable consumer education guides…

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