Mick Jett

Biography

Mick Jett, is a freelance writer and author of several stories published in books, newspapers and magazines. His epic historical novel, "Knowing Daniel," was first published in mid-April, 2012, by Martin Sisters Publishing Company. That first edition is no longer available but is now the popular novel isin its second printing at CreateSpace through Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Mick-Jett/e/B007YHXOLE. He also is the author of "My Friend the Felon, Memoirs of a Cub Reporter" published on CreateSpace in print and on Amazon Kindle. In October, Amazon reports that the book has become one of the top 20 hot new true crime stories.
Before becoming a freelance writer Mick worked for The Miami Herald; before that he was a writer/editor for The Tennessean, the newspaper of his hometown in Nashville where he once was a deputy sheriff.

While attending college on the GI Bill in Montgomery, Alabama, (Huntingdon College) Mick got his first taste of journalism at The Montgomery Advertiser where he worked full time at night and says he went to sleep in classrooms during the following day.

In Montgomery, Mick authored a sports column, wrote spot news, and later became chief of the copy desk before heading to Nashville.

After early retirement from the Herald, he and his wife Linda, an editor, moved to Tallahassee. Mick worked as a freelance writer and editor, with two separate stints at the local Tallahassee Democrat on a contract basis.

He was managing editor of three weeklies during his extensive career. Those papers were the Goodlettsville Gazette, Hendersonville Star News in Tennessee and the Tallahassean in Florida. Linda, who does freelance editing, worked as a photographer for the Tallahassean.

Mick has written short stories and reports for several magazines, including Tropic, The Irish American, based in New York, and Irish Dancing Magazine in England. He was the American correspondent for the latter magazine and two of his stories were displayed as cover pieces. His short story "The Big Train That Couldn't" was used by Tropic Magazine as a model during a writing contest for its reader.

Additionally he compiled the book lists for Miami readers of The New York Times and contributed to the NY Times feature column, "Names in Bold."

While Mick was in Miami he was a stringer for the British news agency Reuters. He served as a board member of Ace Academy in Coral Gables and taught a journalism class at the University of Miami.

He is currently working on a military book about Marines in the Korean War, focused on his decorated uncle's participation in the epic battle known as the Chosin Reservoir. Parts of that story can be found on the author's Godaddy website at http//mickjett.com.

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Books

My Friend the Felon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,830. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
My Friend the Felon is based on two gripping events. Cub reporter Mick Jett's fun-loving friend, Jimmy Bray faces a challenge by a girlfriend to become a wealthier thief. Meanwhile, Mick's first cousin, Bobbie Jett, desperately seeks to locate her baby daughter, who was fathered by country singer Hank Williams Sr. and cast into anonymity by his family to prevent her from receiving her inheritance.
Knowing Daniel, a story of love, hate and deception
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 110,010. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
This epic novel takes us back in time to early America where we meet a guileless Daniel. An adventure-seeking father leaves Daniel and his mother in a village along a caravan trail.. A plot borne of hatred starts from the very beginning but is followed by a heady love triangle. An ordeal in a cave leads to riches, however his good fortune is dealt a blow when he receives life-changing news.

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