J R Simpson


J R earned a BS in Business Administration and worked more than thirty years in Corporate Management. He is native to Tennessee, and a long-time resident of South Carolina. He and his wife, Sheron, have been married 51 years, and they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a month long motor home trip. They have three children, seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and a loyalist to the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Democratic Republic. He believes in small, fiscally responsible governments, at all levels, that answer to the people.

He has been fortunate to spend two years in Japan, travel widely in Canada, and some in Mexico. Retirement has presented him the opportunity to pursue his writing interests. He has written editorials, blogs, been the guest on radio talk shows discussing political and social issues, and he has done several television interviews. He finds it frustrating that small groups of unelected elite put themselves in the role of ‘gods’ orchestrating life-and-death decisions affecting the people around the world. Such are the antagonist in his writings.

He is a member of FanStory.com where some of his works are published under the pseudonym of Curtis Hatch. There he earned a five stars plus rating. He is a charter member of South Carolina American Christian Fiction Writers. An avid Science Fiction fan he uses the genre to present life lessons and warnings.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Memphis, TN, and WWII took us to FL, TX, AZ, and CA. My parents considered the farm near Waverly, TN to be home, but my dad's primary occupation was carpentry, and we traveled about from job to job adding OH to the list of states. The moving created a strong wanderlust, and I continued to be mobile as I have been. I grew up poor, but we were never hungry or without shelter. I attended the first and second grades in the same one-room country school as my dad.

The American Dream was alive then and jobs were plentiful. Liberty was taken for granted and school prayer, and the pledge of allegiance were the start of each school day. The America I knew back then exists no more. I love science fiction, and I write to influence the reader to evaluating our present society.

I worked my way through college with a wife and two children, and unlike most youngsters today, I emerged from college debt free.
When did you first start writing?
I started my first novel while I was a coast to coast truck driver. The travel allowed me to earn a good living while feeding my wanderlust. The laptop on the steering wheel helped pass away many long hours of otherwise idle time. My writing took on a higher priority when I retired. My first novel, "WHEN THE gODS GO ASTRAY" was published under the pseudonym OF Curtis Hatch. I learned that writing, editing, cover design, and self-publishing is much easier than selling the book.
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Nibiru-The Revealing-
Price: Free! Words: 131,960. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A world war, ignited by a hi-tech accident, created an extinction event on Nibiru. Scores of millennia passed, and life struggles to exist. The tyrannical rulers have pushed the people to the brink of revolution. Against the odds, a love grows between Kia, of wealth, and Jadan, from a poor farming family. Their romance produces dire results, and change is coming to their world and culture.

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