230: John Murphy, Marine Veteran, Author of Black Saber Novels

Posted by Michael J. Penney on

John Murphy is a Marine veteran and successful fiction author. John was a Corporal in the US Marine Corps. His training in Ground Radio Repair got him his entry into the computer business. He graduated college, succeeded in the software industry, then wrote, Success Without a College Degree, his first published work. He has now added to that library with the Black Saber series of high octane, military science fiction novels. The first 3 books in the series, Mission Veritas, Proelium Veritas and Vigilant Veritas, are currently available. He is hard at work on book 4 in the ongoing space opera.

He’s traveled the world and relieved himself on all seven continents. His wife is a retired entrepreneur who volunteers at a wildlife sanctuary when not at a blackjack table. He has three sons: a Marine Corps officer, a video game producer, and a sales professional in the home improvement industry.

While he enjoys fiction, he smokes cigars, shoots guns, rides Harleys, skis fast and drinks tequila straight.

Mike had the pleasure of sitting down with John on this episode of Cigars and Sea Stories. The two talk about life before the Corps and what it’s like to enlist in the Marines with a college degree. John held a bachelor's degree and was looking for work when he took orders to 29 Palms to attend communications school. A year in the desert learning the latest in advance comms and taking adventurous trips. The sea stories vary between enlightened teachings and strange encounters with nude sunbathers. (Smooth move Murphy had the perfect line.)The guys discuss the value of school education vs military training and the benefits each has.when seeking post military employment. John’s own experience proves the value of what Marines have been taught for generations, and it goes beyond discipline and structure. Currently John is writing the fourth book in his fictional Black Saber Novels. You can find all of his titles at MissionVeritas.com. In the episode, John shares the series backstory and how a conversation with his son blossomed into a new career path. Listen and share all the Cigars and Sea Stories has to offer.

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