Jerry Sedgewick


Here's the author info: 8th grade. After having a guy twist my hat around my neck to knock me out, I came to thinking I was going to be a great writer. College. Acceptance into the noted Iowa Writer's Workshop confirmed my grand entrance into the hall of famed writers and by the time I was 30 I would be hailed by the press. Middle years. I published here and there--mostly nowhere--until I ended up in science by some cosmic accident, published two books, numerous articles and too many book chapters. Old guy. Now that I'm finally mature enough to write something of inestimable value, I am self-publishing. After all, in my experience with publishing companies, you end up doing the marketing yourself. So I guess I'll have to make lots of friends. You included.

Here's the real deal: How to live. We may live long or short lives, but did we really live? How much do we give away? Time is our most valuable gift and we treat it like it goes on forever. It doesn't. So let's live it as participants and not as spectators. Let's be the ones who tell stories instead of spending our lives being entertained by questionable people.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing in 8th grade. Or someone told me I did. I do remember keeping a journal in 9th grade. One page was ripped through because I wrote the word "hate" using the pen as a knife.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I wrote "Turn It Down" after having taken up science by mistake. Suddenly I was a scientist, and I resented it. After having worked with a scientist famous in his own time, I learned why research can be so fun. Mostly because you work with eccentrics. I started to wonder what my life would have been like if I grew up as a science nerd. I wanted to also re-invent my growing up days as a believer in God. My real growing up was quite different. You might say I hung with the wrong crowd, though we did have a lot of fun.
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Turn It Down
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,340. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
"Turn It Down" is a laugh-out-loud story that follows four quirky high school seniors; their science experiment on the effect of ear-bleeding music on mice; and what happens with a mouse named Megadeath, a TV reporter, a dead guppy, and a bumbling guy who thinks he's in love.

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