About the author

John's Story

John resides as a writer in Virginia, is married with two children and two grandchildren, blogs at his website, and has his author page on

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collection of books

“some women” series

A series of semi memoir coming-of-age stories of meeting beautiful, talented women through history

maarten maartens

A summary of the fourteen novels and several short stories, with excerpts, written by his grand-uncle at the turn of the 19th and 20th century

Enchanting The Swan

Paul, a French-American MBA student and classical pianist, meets Belgian law student Fiona, a cellist and orphaned Baroness, at William & Mary.

The Boutique Killer

Killing the Elephant Poacher is the first episode in the thrilling life of Yves Bret, aka “The Boutique Killer”

romance short stories

Romantic adventures through Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.