John Isaac Jones

Biography

John Isaac Jones is a retired journalist currently living at Merritt Island, Florida. For more than thirty years, "John I.," as he prefers to be called, was a reporter for media outlets throughout the world. These included local newspapers in his native Alabama, The National Enquirer, News of the World in London, the Sydney Morning Herald, and NBC television. He is the author of five novels, a short story collection and four novellas.

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Books

Johnny Daytona
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,310. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Sports
Billy learns the incredible fascination the game of billiards held for him. Most of all, it recalls the love, respect and hero-worship he had for one of the greatest players the game had ever known. I hope you enjoy it!
Trapping Rabbits
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
This short story is a testimony to the depths of a father's love. One day in June of 1951, Billy Johnson's father delayed plowing long enough to teach his son how to trap a rabbit. In the past, he had never seen his father delay plowing for any reason, especially when he was using black hired hands. Years later, after his father's death, he would learn why.
Grandfathers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,680. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Literature » Literary
“Grandfathers” is the last story in the author's short story collection, Alabama Stories. The first part of the story relates Billy’s experiences as a five-year-old with his grandfather. The second part recalls Billy’s experiences with his own five-year-old grandson. What a difference 50 years makes!
Robbie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
A sad story of unrequited love told from a mother's point of view.
The Last Cowboy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,340. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Romance » General
Care for a wild and crazy cross-country romance between a cowboy and a Latina? Easy-going J.L. and by-the-book Karina combine forces to overcome all the obstacles in their path across the USA to Miami. Lots of laughs, wacky incidents and some loving along the way make this an excellent, light afternoon read.
The Agreement
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,480. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
"Follow love and it will flee; flee love and it will follow thee." Anonymous. When Alma Dawson, a middle-aged, hard-working single mother, sets out to get the tuition money for her daughter's last year of college, she never dreamed her entire world would be turned upside down. A poignant, inspiring story, this novelette is a testimony to a devoted mother's love!
Prejudice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
“PREJUDICE” is the first story in The Billy Johnson Collection. When Billy was five years old, he met a Negro on a personal, one-on-one basis for the first time. It would be an experience he would never forget. This story is an examination of racial prejudice in the Deep South in the late 1940s.
Boone
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
“Boone” is the second story in The Billy Johnson Collection. When Billy was eight years old, he spent the summer of 1949 with an aging, backwoods southern farmer who had a psychotic love for his invalid wife. This is the story of a man who, although a master at breeding farm animals, could never have children of his own. It was a summer Billy would always remember.
Mother's Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family
It was Mother’s Day again and Robert Allman tried to prepare for the occasion. Tradition held that, when worshippers attended church on Mother’s Day, those whose mothers were alive wore red roses. Those whose mother’s were passed—like Robert—would wear a white rose. However, after he could only find a red rose to wear, he never dreamed—not in a million years—what was in store for him.
Alabama Stories
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 93,990. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Alabama Stories is a collection of short works lifted from the life of native son William Vernon “Billy” Johnson. Haunting, harrowing and gloriously-moving, these stories represent an intense examination of Billy’s childhood and young adult years in the Cotton State.

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