July 30, 2018: “The Emperor’s Cross” has been named a finalist in the 2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards sponsored by the Florida Writers Association.
John Marling March
June 26, 2018: “The Emperor’s Cross” has been named a semi-finalist in the 2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards sponsored by the Florida Writer’s Association.
John Marling March
May 31, 2017: Review of “The Perdiccas Scroll” – Military Writers Society of America
Army Reservist Miles Cannon is recalled from his job as a Police Detective to investigate the death of an active duty officer in war-torn Iraq. This officer saved Cannon’s life and that of his General, so they are determined to find the truth about his death.
There is a lot of intrigue in this ancient land, and most of the natives do not appreciate the interference of outsiders. Cannon meets an archaeologist whose uncle is in charge of a museum which was looted. Was the officer’s death related to these and other thefts from archaeological digs? Can anyone be trusted? There is a great deal of action and reaction in just 174 pages.
There is little personal safety in Iraq, even in the green zone, and there is a dangerous road between the green zone and the airfield which is the area’s transportation center. Traveling by small convoy to other cities is even more treacherous. Although it appears that the officer committed suicide, those who knew him are convinced that could not be true. Cannon needs both his police investigative skills as well as his Army Special Operations training.
Review by Nancy Kauffman, MWSA Reviewer
October 22, 2016: The Perdiccas Scroll won FIRST PLACE in the Published Mystery Category at the 2016 Royal Palm Literary Awards. The award was made to author John Marling March at the annual banquet sponsored by the Florida Writers Association.
August 5, 2016: “CONGRATULATIONS! Your entry, The Perdiccas Scroll, an published book-length fiction – mystery genre category, is a finalist for the 2016 Royal Palm Literary Awards competition!”
Su Gerheim, Florida Writers Association
July 15, 2016: “Greetings and congratulations! It is our pleasure and honor to inform you that your entry, The Perdiccas Scroll, is a semifinalist in the published, book-length fiction – mystery genre category of the 2016 Royal Palm Literary Awards (RPLA) competition.”
Su Gerheim, Florida Writer’s Association