Harry Jackson

Biography

I was Born and raised in Elmira, N.Y. (Mark Twain Country) on March 30th. 1972. A few weeks later, Hurricane Agnes remnants caused massive flooding throughout the North East of the United States. Chemung County (home to Elmira) was devastated. I really wonder what Mark Twain would have said in his words about the historic event! I left the area two years after graduation from Elmira Southside High School (Green Hornets) in 1992 to become an Assistant Manager with Rex T.V. (sold electronic appliances).

I returned back to Elmira in 1995 and manufactured television picture tubes with Toshiba Westinghouse in Horseheads, N.Y. I then increased my tech skills by working with my Father’s company Hardings Brother’s manufacturing machines that cut the worlds strongest metals. In the spring of 1997, I moved to Binghamton, N.Y. and played hockey as a Goalie. I played for two months in Toronto Canada before receiving a ‘Try-out’ with the Mohawk Valley Prowlers of the UHL. I then was sent back to Binghamton, N.Y. for a possible 10-day contract to play with the B.C. Icemen of the UHL. After coming up short (3rd. on the roster, I turned to Semi-pro football with the B.C. Jets as a wide receiver for tow years. Then, I played as a wide receiver with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Soaring Eagles. In the fall of 2001, I coached little league football for the next three seasons.

In 2004 I was running my company Chess Empire LLC distributing the Chess Empire board game that I created, when we welcomed (my Wife, son Brandon (2 years old at the time) and I), my first Daughter Marikka into the world on September 18th. My Wife had to be boated off of our property in order to give birth that day because we suffered our first of three floods on that day!! After three floods within an 18 month time period (2004-2006), the final flood took our home and all of our belongings.

Today, we still live in the same city but high on a hill (dry). We welcomed another girl (Jahzara) to the world on November 18th. 2007. I’ve come to understand a few things about life. Sometimes, unforeseen occurrences may seem like failure in disguise, but it has always been about the survival. It takes having an incredible wife and a strong grip on family values. Many people claim that ‘we fall so that we can learn how to get back up!! I do not agree. I look at it this way: Why do we fall? It happens because somewhere along the way we ‘tripped or something like unforeseen occurrences tripped us up’ and that is what made us fall!!

In order to get up, we need to understand what was in our way and how to avoid it from happening again or at least prepare ourselves for the unseen. It is then and only then that we can make the attempts to get back on our feet.

It is our will and determination that drives us all towards finding successes that benefit life. So never give up no matter what we are up against. Remember that I just said ‘we’ because it is almost impossible to do it yourself!! Thank you for reading and I hope that you stay with us as we journey together and strive to win at this game called: L I F E

Harry Jackson

Smashwords Interview

What is the unique factor your book or books have compared to others before you?
Selective Quest is the FIRST eBook to ever include "Music & Read" technology. From the very beginning of your reading experience, the music helps put and keep you in the 'mood' of the story. I feel proud about that and it was not easy. I wanted our readers to really have the chance to "Get Involved" and the music helps our readers do just that.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
It always starts with friends and family. That will always be your core, your starting point, and your first base. I've always kept my actions a secret until I was ready to make my move. Then, they were the first to discover my creations. When it happens as a surprise, you catch them off guard. You get the best and most honest reactions. If you are successful with them, you have to ask the question that you know you're going to ask of those you don't know. That question is, would you be willing to pay to help support my efforts. When you are no longer afraid of their responds, you'll have no fear while building your fan base. As a new author, you have to be as brave as your story and most importantly, have an approach or direction that is so new and fresh that your readers will stay hungry!!
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Where to find Harry Jackson online


Videos

First Look at what it takes
Watch my Trading Card Game start from the bottom and work its way to the top. If you "subscribe" (free) to the site, you will become a member to our future site. You also will get a partial upload from Book #2. Thank you everyone and lets "Get Involved" together.

Books

Selective Quest Book #1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,630. Language: American English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Selective Quest is a three book series of books that will take you on the ride of your life! Starting with Book #1, you will become part of a new journey through the life of five close friends and be introduced to their new found 'beings' known as: Petnals (Half spirit and half animals from natures wild animal kingdom). They become your friend, your guide, and your protectors. Are you ready?

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