Rick D. Jolly

Biography

Rick D.Jolly is from Taylorsville, North Carolina, the eldest of three sons raised in a blue collar family. Married to Samantha, they lived in Hickory, North Carolina before moving to the United Arab Emirates located in the Middle East. He opened several social media accounts as a way to relate his experiences to family and friends, posting videos and pictures with firsthand accounts of trips in the UAE and Europe. After several years of living abroad he used previous online posts to help write a series of books called "Alexander County Abroad" with various subtitles to describe each location. The title comes from the county he was born, Alexander, a small rural county in western N.C. primarily a farming region. A place where most residents rarely venture pass state lines and never travel out of the country or "lord have mercy" a Muslim Country.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've always had a healthy imagination and wanted to see if I have what it takes to become a full-time writer. With the developing ebook technologies and growing market it seemed like the perfect time.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's great way to express myself and connect with people from all walks of life.
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Where to find Rick D. Jolly online


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Books

Photos of Abu Dhabi
Series: Alexander County Abroad. Price: Free! Words: 550. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
This is the second installment in the Alexander Co. Abroad series, meant to be a companion photo book to “Living in the UAE”, volume 1. It’s filled with pictures taken in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the largest Emirate in the United Arab Emirates and home to the nation’s capital city.
Photos of Istanbul & Ephesus
Series: Alexander County Abroad. Price: Free! Words: 10,570. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
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This is a companion book to “Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Oh My!” in the Alexander Co. Abroad series. A book filled with photos from Turkey as we explored Istanbul, the city that bridges Europe and Asia and the ancient city ruins of Ephesus near the town of Selcuk in the Izmir province.
Living in the UAE
Series: Alexander County Abroad. Price: Free! Words: 25,240. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A story about an American married couple leaving the United States to live and work in the United Arab Emirates, a small oil rich Muslim country located in the Persian Gulf. Highlighted with photos, examine the transition from living in a western society to living in a modern Muslim society and compare the differences and similarities to measure the quality of life each has to offer.
Photos of Cairo & Luxor
Series: Alexander County Abroad. Price: Free! Words: 9,880. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography
This is a companion book to “Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Oh My!” in the Alexander Co. Abroad series. A book filled with photos from Egypt as we explored Cairo and Luxor, one of our first trips abroad after moving to the U.A.E.
Photos of Venice and Rome
Series: Alexander County Abroad. Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
This is a companion book to “Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Oh My!” in the Alexander Co. Abroad series. A book filled with photos from Italy as we explored Venice and Rome, one of our first trips abroad after moving to the U.A.E.
Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Oh My!
Series: Alexander County Abroad. Price: Free! Words: 27,440. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
This is the fourth book in the Alexander Co. Abroad series and describes many first time experiences highlighted with photos taken by the couple during their adventures. It continues the story of Samantha and Rick Jolly as they travel to Italy, Egypt, and Turkey. The western travelers struggle with the language and cold weather in-order to explore Venice, Rome, Cairo, Luxor, Ephesus, and Istanbul.
Leaving America
Series: Alexander County Abroad. Price: Free! Words: 51,380. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
It is a story about an American married couple leaving the United States to live and work in the United Arab Emirates, a small oil rich Muslim country located in the Persian Gulf. Follow the couple as they experience cultural differences and language barriers while adjusting to their new environment. Travel abroad in Europe on weekends and holidays to experience a taste of the old world.

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