Jack Preston King

Biography

Jack Preston King lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife, author Esra Free, their children, Jerrod and Merissa, and more stray and rescued animals than he cares most days to count – though, at the time of this writing, the herd includes eight dogs and well over a dozen cats, most of them black. "Missing Time and Other Stories" is his first short story collection. His book-length memoir "Autobiography of an Earthling: One Man's Spiritual Journey To Embracing His Humanity" is also available from New Paradigm Press, along with a variety of shorter works including "Warriors, Peacemakers and the Embarrassing Question of Love: A Peacenik's Memoir of the 1991 Gulf War," "Steal This Hero: An Abbie Hoffman Love Song In Two Verses, One Chorus and a Coda" and "The Weight That Isn't There: Anxiety and Finding the Courage to Be."

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Books

A World In Edgewise: Thirteen Sidereal Journeys
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Price: Free! Words: 59,730. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012 by New Paradigm Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"The stories in Jack Preston King's A World In Edgewise alternately disturb me, haunt me, make me think, and send sinfully titillating tingles of delight running up and down my spine, often delivering all of these sensations at once... -- Vincent Casspriano, Jr., author of The Simplest Path to Personal and Planetary Transformation: Free Your Mind
Heritage
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Price: Free! Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011 by New Paradigm Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
If I knew where to write to recommend a story for "best of the year" status, I would send a copy of “Heritage”… What starts out as a sort of obvious little ghost story develops into one of the most remarkably moving commentaries on the interconnectedness of all life … that I have ever read. This story will forever change the way you look at your yard, guaranteed!–Janet Erinda
Who Is The Fish?
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Price: Free! Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011 by New Paradigm Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
"Buckle in for this riotous roller-coaster ride through a landscape of dreams, alien teaching machines, and characters who never, once, turn out to be quite what they seem... Philip K Dick would love this book! And if you don't recognize PKD, the master himself, lurking behind King's character H. F. Kurtz, as this book so eloquently recommends, "pay attention, you fool!" – Vincent Casspriano, Jr
Mercuria, Rising
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Price: Free! Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011 by New Paradigm Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
By day she was Linda Herman, mild mannered cashier at the Mobile Gas & Wash on Highway 25. By night she was Mercuria, shape-shifter extraordinaire - and this very night, Mercuria would face the greatest challenge of her career...
Autobiography of an Earthling: One Man's Spiritual Journey To Embracing His Humanity
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,540. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2010 by New Paradigm Press. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
(4.00 from 1 review)
This is spiritual memoir at its finest, at once insightful, funny, honest and profoundly moving. But more, I am amazed how artfully, yet accurately, King manages to weave a literal treasure trove of important, hands-on spiritual knowledge into this deeply personal narrative. - Vincent Casspriano, Jr., author of "The Simplest Path to Personal and Planetary Awakening: Free Your Mind"
Warriors, Peacemakers and the Embarrassing Question of Love: A Peacenik's Memoir of the 1991 Gulf War
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Price: Free! Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2010 by New Paradigm Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Of this I was certain: To meet the violent hysteria of war with an equally hysterical peace movement could only create an irreconcilable "Us-Them" situation. As with the war, there would have to be winners and losers. But to meet a hysterical world with an open heart might bring a lasting peace, an "Us-Us" situation in which everybody won. And to be so idealistic, so Utopian, was embarrassing...
The Weight That Isn't There: Anxiety and Finding the Courage to Be
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2010 by New Paradigm Press. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
What better definition could you ask for the word "anxiety?" The weight that isn't there. The weight of wasted potential, of what might have been, of what's stalking us around life's next corner, of pending deadlines, the unmet expectations of others... The weight that isn't there outweighs them all. But Michael also showed me, that night, anxiety's antidote -- the courage to be...
Steal This Hero: An Abbie Hoffman Love Song In Two Verses, One Chorus and a Coda
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Price: Free! Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2010 by New Paradigm Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A funny and deeply moving memoir of the author's finding Abbie Hoffman's "Steal This Book" while a pre-teen growing up in a Midwest small town at the end of the Nixon era, and of his disappointing "coming of age" as a full-fledged Abbie-loving cultural revolutionary "Yippie" during a '70s-'80s that had long ago traded "The Revolution" for the hedonistic, "Shut up and dance!" ethic of Disco-mania.

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