J.A. Greenleaf is a former sailor, Polar explorer, military officer, policeman and lawyer. He is a Michigan Master Lawyer.
His vast experience was essential to write Sudden Light, the complex story of Ulliam and Máire, lovers in ancient Ireland who died in Donegal Castle as it burned in 1589. The novel spans 400 years of both Irish and world history, events of great interest to Joe.
He personally investigated the facts of each event as the couple reincarnated through the centuries, careful that the circumstances and locales were historically accurate.
Joe has degrees in Political Science, minoring in English, a Juris Doctor in Law and a Masters of Law in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
He resides in Co Donegal, Ireland with his wife, Karlene. They also have a home in the Omaha, Nebraska, area.
He is a full-time author. Currently, he is working on a sequel to Sudden Light, six novels and a technical book about Asperger's Syndrome, entitled, "Tell Them I'm Not Crazy," to be published in 2013.
His book of photographs of Irish fairies, "Real Irish Fairies of Donegal" was published in 2013.
He is a member of the Irish Writers' Union.
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by J.A. Greenleaf
Approx. 91,270 words.
Published on June 20, 2011 by
Swordpoint Intercontinental, Ltd..
Two young lovers in the 1500's die when Donegal Castle burns in an English attack. They are reincarnated over the next 400 years. If they meet--and touch--she remembers all past lives but he remembers--nothing! The Great Fire, around the Horn on a clipper ship, the Wild West, the trenches of World War I are a few adventures.
In the present, he is an ex-con, and she, a lawyer, must save him!
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