J.J. Maxwell is an entrepreneur who enjoys writing between (and often during) business ventures. Mostly a writer of screenplays, Along the Darksome Road is his first non-fiction novel. His average day is up at five, write until eight or nine a.m., and then off to the races to build the business du jour.
He first got a taste of business ownership tearing the heels and soles off shoes and working the cash register at his grandfather’s shoemaker shop in Woodside, New York. Over the years he has detassled corn in the fields of Nebraska, drilled for oil in Oklahoma and Texas and worked as a stockbroker in lower Manhattan and Tampa, Florida. He has been a banker, a baker, but not a candlestick maker (yet), restauranteur, insurance salesman and logistics company owner. He has also owned an ice cream store and is currently building a company specializing in products for people who are allergic to eggs and dairy.
His paternal grandfather mixed the ink for the funny papers in the New York Daily News (amongst other newspapers) and his great-grandfather and great-uncle were also in the newspaper business. His love of reading began with “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel” by Burton, soon graduated to “Tom Sawyer” and “Huck Finn” by Twain, “The Hobbit” and affiliate works by Tolkien, and then the marvelous “Bounty Trilogy” by Nordoff & Hall, plus a few hundred other books since then.
He lives in sunny Saint Augustine, Florida (“America’s Oldest City”) with his wife and business partner Beverley and their cat Scarlet.
Along the Darksome Road
by J.J. Maxwell
A girl innocently purchases an antique book and searches the internet for information about the young girl who penciled her name inside the front cover 100 years earlier. The search leads her and her family on a devastating journey back through time as article after article comes up detailing a young woman's brutal murder along a well traveled road in the Swiss Alps.
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