Jeff White


I was born on February 20th, 1973 to Steven and Patricia White in Elgin, Il. After my parents had separated, my mother raised my younger sister and me. We moved around a lot until I was twelve years old. I went to five different grade schools in seven years. Cartography and drawing cityscapes were a great interest of mine. If we had self-publishing back when I was ten like we do now, I would have self-published at least one book back then. I had compiled a book of all the jokes I had known, some not so appropriate for kids my age. In 1991, I graduated high school from Elgin High school. Biking and hiking are two of the main ways I get to enjoy nature. My dad got me a job as an insulation installer in 1994. I struggled to work in the dusty and dirty conditions while my dad did not think I could make it. When I heard what he thought that, I had to prove I could do it. I Had to conquer my very real fear of heights. Time has flown by, and I have been in this trade for twenty years now. I Bought my first house in 1996 and married the love of my life, Tanya Callahan in 1998. Together we now have four children and one grandchild. I try to pass down my love of nature by taking the kids annually to my favorite parks. By God’s grace in 2005, I became baptized and currently active in my church. Somewhere inside of me, I guess there was an aspiring author and in 2013 when I turned 40, The Means was created and self-published. There was one more story I had to tell, Don’t Count to Ten. The story is inspired by an old house in one of the neighborhoods I grew up in Elgin, Il and all of the different kinds kids I had met and played with, during my growing years. Don’t Count to Ten, was published in 2015. I took more pleasure in creating the later than the first. The Means is a violent tale and Don’t Count to Ten is geared towards children. I wanted to tell a story my kids could read. I am not sure which type of genre I will write again or what I will do next.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had some bits and pieces of a story in my head. I decided to put them together. After finishing the story, I put it away for a year. I didn't know what to do with it. I figured writing was fun and maybe I could do it again, so I put it out there. This is my way of showing myself I am accomplishing something. The extra money would be nice too.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has given me a structured method of getting my stories out there. I know that my stories have a chance of being read.
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Don't Count To Ten
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 108,650. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Don’t Count to Ten is a children’s ghost story. When three siblings move into a new house, they realize very quickly how wonderfully strange their new neighborhood is. There is a strange old man Gary Getzelman he lives across the street, and he is always around. All the houses have their own name and the kids play outside, without their cell phones. Gary is friendly but stern, and he has been hi
The Means
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,970. Language: American English. Published: September 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The action drama and suspense will grip you page after page. Brothers (Wallace and William) who were almost inseparable; will try to tear each other's life apart. Wallace is jealousy and hatred. William is intent on getting away from all the turmoil in his life at first until he succumbs to the same hatred Wallace suffers. What William does next shocks even his miserable and no one is safe now.

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