Jack W. Boone
Jack W. Boone began his adult life by spending four years in the US Army during WW II. He was selected for training by British Commandos in Scotland for future invasions, raids on enemy territory and close combat operations. He participated in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily. For his combat roles, he was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action and the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat. After returning to the United States he was assigned as an assistant G3 and combat training officer. He commanded a training facility for special operations. He left the service after the war.
Prior to, during and after his military years, he came to know several writers and other creative people. The group spent a lot of their free time discussing writing and the arts and what they hoped would be their role in it in the future. During that time, he was only an interested observer with no thought of participating, however that experience probably planted the seed for him to become a writer later.
After his discharge the challenge of business took over and he spent the next forty years building his very successful group of companies. They were in real estate, mortgage banking, construction, land development, property syndication, publishing and several other related fields. He has received national publicity for his various business activities on several occasions.
After he retired from business he decided to write a few stories for his own amusement. To date he has written seventeen books including eight full-length novels, four novelettes, two nonfiction books and three short story books. In addition, he has written numerous essays, articles, guest columns for newspapers and personality profiles of prominent people he knew for historical books. He coauthored a three-act play and much more.
His initial plan was to give the books to charities to be used for fund raisers and other nonprofit causes. He did not plan to commercially market his work. The reaction to his books has been exceptionally good, with people calling to order copies for friends and relatives. After such a favorable reception, he recently decided to place them on the commercial market where the proceeds could be directed to other worthy causes. He gives generously to charities.
He continues to write every day and aspires to finish all of the more than twenty writing projects he has outlined for himself including two novels presently in development.
He and his wife of nearly 60 years have traveled in more than 45 countries in the world during his business career and on vacations. They presently reside in Marietta, Georgia, where he is active in civic clubs as a member and guest speaker. He recently started a writing program for fourth grade students in several local schools. He wrote half of a short story and the students finish it. Winners are selected by members of the Marietta Golden "K" Kiwanis Club and the schools. Prizes are awarded for the best finished story.
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Autumn Reflections - Seventeen Short Stories
People tell me that the stories in this book brought back wonderful memories of long ago. The reaction comes from a wide variety of people, mostly in their fifties or over. Each story is an individual memory something that happened in real life to real people.
The first story is about an old man who, after many years away, returns to the home where he lived as a child.
After leaving home in the Mississippi Delta for the Oklahoma territory to seek his fortune, Billy Box grew up fast. He tried to be honest, but having no money after working hard and long hours made it extremely difficult.
Realizing that he would never acquire the necessary capital to break out of poverty by going the way he was, he decided that the only way was to turn to crime.
The Eagle Society
This is a big story featuring the recovery of a top secret and extremely dangerous weapon that had been stolen from a government laboratory by a compulsive gambler and used to pay his debts.
After the theft was discovered, FBI agents Casey Duke and Maggie Norris were assigned to recover the weapon and keep the information of its existence away from the press.
The Estonia System
This is the story of a family dynasty. The story opens with the local country doctor giving a newsman a graphic and delightful explanation of the family and its history in Estonia County.
The first generation portrayed in the book is that of Billy Bob Eubanks and his antics as a land owner and county politician.
Miss Emma's Way
Mrs. Emmaline O'Connor Weldon, known to her friends as Miss Emma desperately wanted two sons of her own.
The doctrine of "don't get mad---get even" was alive and well in the minds of two retired Police Captains, Amos Rogue and Felix Kilner.
A Plan to Kill
Two New York police detectives are drawn into a world of murder and terrorism in this thrilling examination.
A young American goes to war, learns to fight, and brings his skills home as a mercenary after his forced transition to civilian life.
Dramatic examination of prominent 1940's African-Americans attemtping to secede from the Union.
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