John Russell Marshall


I was born in Los Angeles into a happy middle class family, with two older sisters and a younger brother. We all learned to read at early an age because our mother was an elementary school teacher before she married, and we were introduced to the “Wonderful World of Words.” I was an avid reader and spent much of my free time on the bench in front of the bookcases in our front hallway.

I spent 2 years in the U.S. Army just after the Korean Conflict. Shortly after I got home from Korea I met and married the most beautiful girl in the world; Bonnie Jean, who has stuck by me all these years and who gave me three gorgeous, intelligent daughters.

I joined the Culver City Police Department and retired after twenty years of service. For the next twelve years I worked at various security jobs and finished my working career with five years as Security Manager for the Los Angeles Mission on “skid row” in downtown L.A. until I retired completely from work in June of 1995.

One of the books I read the most, being raised in a Christian family, was The Bible and I was fascinated by Old Testament history; primarily the first chapters of the book of Genesis. I had many questions which my parents and teachers were unable to answer to my satisfaction, so I began a study of ancient Biblical and secular history in an attempt to resolve these questions.

Some of the ideas which particularly intrigued me were the possibilities of “Pre-Adamic Man” and the alleged “gap” between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. Out of these studies came the idea for part one of Exogenesis and all I had to do was fill in the middle.

Real work on the book didn’t start until after I retired from the Police Department and it was set aside many times for many reasons; mostly work, school and raising a family, and was only taken up again seriously after we moved to Prescott, Arizona, in 2005. Several medical setbacks gave me a lot of spare time while recuperating, and the book was finally completed in 2014.

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OMEGAGENESIS: The Final Episode in the Adventures of the Shaw Family through Space and Time
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: American English. Published: March 6, 2019 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Joe has traveled through time and space, both with his mind and with his body. He battled evil and aliens, but none of these things have prepared him for the challenge he is about to face. Someone who will confuse and frighten him more than anyone ever has.
Terminagenesis: Adventures through Space and Time: Beyond Joe Shaw
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,560. Language: Afrikaans. Published: June 23, 2017 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In the third installment of the life and travels of Joe Shaw, the intergalactic space traveler and warrior has passed away, leaving his son, John to continue his adventures in space. When John learns about his fathers’ and ancestors’ abilities, a spark is lit in him, and he decides to follow in his footsteps.
Posteagenesis: The Further Adventures of Joe Shaw through Space and Time
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 82,820. Language: American English. Published: June 15, 2016 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Joe Shaw returns as an intergalactic space traveler in Posteagenesis. The supernatural warrior is bounced through space and time and finds himself in service to the inhabitants of new and old Earth. For new Earth, Joe travels to far off galaxies with the mission of making contact with the various races that the aliens reached out to before mankind destroyed them.
Exogenesis “A journey from the prehistoric past, through the present, and into the distant future…and back.”
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,620. Language: American English. Published: May 23, 2015 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Exogenesis is the epic story of the creation and destruction of mankind. After driving the evil Daemoz from the universe, the old gods create earth and mankind. Mankind is dispersed across the planet in different tribal groups. Ultimately, the final battle between Good and Evil ensues

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