JR Ingrisano has been a professional business writer, journalist, and writing instructor for 40 years. He has published more than two thousand articles and six books on subjects ranging from money management to selling to faith. Returning to his first love, fiction, after years as a business writer, he has published a handful of short stories and written three novels, the first of which, Captain Jolly's Do Over, will be coming out fall 2015, published by Crimson Cloak Publishing. His second novel, Alicia in Ruins, has been accepted for release in 2016.
What took him so long to get back to fiction? In his own words: "I started my first never-completed novel when I was about 14. (Like anyone really knows anything at age 14. Actually, 50 years later, I’m still not sure I know anything … but I sure can fake it!) Well, after decades of getting educated, getting married a few times, and paying for the cost of marriage, divorce, and raising three kids by cranking out business articles and training programs for clients, I finally returned to my first love: Real writing — stories about life, relationships, freedom, that kind of good stuff."
JR grew up on the shores of Long Island’s Great South Bay, where he spent his summers – barefoot, tanned, and salt-crusted — clamming across the low-tide mud flats, fishing for snapper and flounder, netting blue claw crabs along the bulkheads and piers, and exploring the hundreds of inlets and coves tucked into the marshlands. Though he never quite got over this idyllic life -- and felt like a modern day Tom Sawyer, free of parental rules, just having fun -- he heard rumors that there was life west of the New Jersey Palisades, and "I and never looked back."
Over the years, he earned several college degrees, made and lost a few small fortunes as a business consultant and "markeeteer," and followed a bad case of wanderlust to a number of tropical islands. Today, he lives with his wife Susan and their dog Rascal (better known as Butter Brain) in Georgia on Mythun Mountain, not to be found on any map. Between them, they have four children and seven grandkids. His philosophy: If not now, when?
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Captain Jolly's Do Over
by JR Ingrisano
Tropical idylls are not all that they seem. Captain Jolly is fleeing from a painful divorce, and he is not alone. Can the island fugitives survive their broken lives, or will Hurricane Olive mend more than it destroys?
by Crimson Cloak Publishing, Nkosi Ife Bandele, Marleen Barr, Eva Bell, Brian Bossetta, Janice Clark, K S Collier, Don Ford, Joe Giambrone, JR Ingrisano, Anjana Pradeep, Esma Race, Patrick Shanahan, Peter Jacob Streitz, & Wesley Tallant
This is the third of the Crimson Cloak Anthologies, a collection of short works by various authors on a theme of LOVE in all its forms. All profits from this volume go to the International Children's Heart Foundation.
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