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JT Kalnay is an attorney and an author. He has been an athlete, a soldier, a professor, a programmer, an Ironman, and mountain climber. JT now divides his time between being an attorney, being an author, and helping his wife chase after seven nieces and nephews.
JT was born and raised in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Growing up literally steps from the Bay of Quinte, water, ice, fishing, swimming, boating, and drowning were very early influences and appear frequently in his work.
Educated at the Royal Military College, the University of Ottawa, the University of Dayton,and Case Western Reserve University, JT has spent countless hours studying a wide range of subjects including math, English, computer science, and law. Many of his stories are set on college campuses.
JT is a rock climbing guide and can often be found atop crags in West Virginia, Kentucky, California, Texas, New Mexico, Mexico, and Italy. Rock climbing appears frequently in his writing.
JT has witnessed firsthand many traumatic events including the World Trade Center Bombing, the Long Island Railroad Shooting, a bear attack, a plane crash, and numerous fatalities, in the mountains and elsewhere. Disasters, loss, and confronting personal fear are common themes in his writing.
on Sep. 18, 2012 :
The Point has as many facets as the amazing lighthouse lens which is one of the several illustrations in this irresistible tale.
Sierra is the winsome, beautiful, slightly spinsterish keeper of a hundred and fifty year old lighthouse on a remote piece of the fog bound California coast. Charles Ginetti is a rich, somewhat nerdy Silicon Valley entrepreneur and definitely not a sailor. However, when his father dies leaving his beloved sailboat and ship's logs, something powerful compels Charles to sail alone from Santa Cruz to San Francisco. A Pacific storm wrecks him at the Pigeon Point lighthouse which is completely isolated from civilization as much by its remoteness as the stormed damaged road. Sierra and the Portuguese couple who assist her reluctantly give him shelter until he can find a way back to reality. But does he want to go?
The events that carry The Point to its stunning conclusion are a brilliant meld of romance, adventure, loss, redemption, wit and the paranormal. JT Kalnay has outdone himself. Do not miss this one.
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)