John Payne – Retired Army, Vietnam Veteran & Mystery Author 

John Payne Author

John Payne – Retired Army, Vietnam Veteran & Mystery Author 

John Payne was originally set to go to medical school, but decided to commission into the Army Medical Corps. His 20 year career took him all over the world, including serving in Vietnam. He has done many things, including teaching as an adjunct professor in business at several universities, working in the field of health care administration, running three small businesses and before deciding to write. It was during his recovery in a Veterans Affairs hospital from agent orange that he started writing with the encouragement of his wife. 


John has written eight books, two series. He has primarily written mystery books and has used his medical background as a backdrop for many of them. He has also written a historical romance novel, “In Defense of Patch Schubert”. This particular book took many hours of research to accurately depict the Civil War time period set in Texas.  He is currently working on re-editing some previous books to give them new life.

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