He is literally a Jack of all trades. Storytelling is his life-long passion, writing his fourth career. He is an Air Force veteran, Ordained Minister, and Registered Nurse. A wanderer by nature, Jack has traveled the western and southern United States over the course of his careers. “Where are you from?” is always a more difficult question for him than “Where do you get your ideas?”
Jack is the author of four works of fiction. His debut novel, Death Rides the Red, was followed by two short story collections, Hatchlings, and Tis The Season. His latest novel, Bayou Moon was launched in July 2020 after appearing on the podcast, Dead Man Talking Forest of Fear.
His short stories Blue Christmas and Last Christmas, both of which are included in Hatchlings and Tis the Season, won international awards in Spinetingler’s Annual Christmas Ghost Story competition.
And Come Out Fighting; Tales of Guts and Glory, a 2019 anthology in tribute to the fighting spirit by Tiwaz Press, includes Jack’s Requiem, White Owl, The Holy Nail, and Baptism of the Wild: The Gray Coats of the 82nd Georgia.
Jack’s moving short story, The Wallet, along with four others, premiered in a 2020 Christmas anthology by Tiwaz Press, Yuletide Chills; Festive Phantoms and Creepy Carousers.
His blog, Know Jack, looks at the joys and tribulations of writing. While the companion blogs, The Colonel and Lost Crusader, take on the thorny issues of politics and religion.
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