James Jay Johns

Biography

James Jay Johns has been a writer for a long time, over fifty-five years and still counting. Most of his writing has been non-fiction, mainly technical in nature during many years of employement, but over the years he has written a lot of fiction mostly for his own gratification and has even written some poetry.

He has had many short non-fiction pieces published and for more than ten years he edited a quarterly publication for a large non-profit organization.

About fifteen years ago, when he retired from full time employment, (which he refers to as a 'previous life') he began to write fiction, mainly for his own enjoyment.

His writing spans several genres, but he is presently concentrating on mystery and romantic fiction. He has decided others might want to read some of what he has written, so it is now available in eBook form from Smashwords Publishing, as well as many other booksellers. email Johns at jjjohns@jjjohns.net, or visit his website jjjohns.net where you can send him mail.

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Books

Royal Secrets
By James Jay Johns
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Fiction
A beautiful young princess is in danger of being forced by her father the king to marry a prince she doesn’t love. The king gets his way but by unknowingly taking advantage of an earlier indiscretion of her father the princess is able to manipulate him so that she gets his blessing to marry the handsome young courtier with whom she is in love and with whom she is having a heated affair.
A Visit to Ghana
By James Jay Johns
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,530. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This is the journal I kept while in Ghana on a mission trip under to auspices of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA) in the late summer of 1994. It is a day by day account of what my wife and I did and where we went. It was a real learning experience. I saw part of the real world where most of the people on our planet live many of them in very primitive conditions.
Blind Curve
By James Jay Johns
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,250. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Category: Fiction
This is a story of political hard ball. A sailor who is an advocate for an environmental coalition gets push-back from a big developer who arranges an accident which kills the advocate's wife. The police believe she was killed in a one car accident but the advocate knows that there was foul play involved. The advocate takes things into his own hands and after that events which ensue move rapidly.
The Arranged Marriage
By James Jay Johns
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,990. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Category: Fiction
A very attractive thirty-year-old who has been having a long term affair with an older man begins to hear her biological clock ticking. She arranges to marry a gay bachelor friend so she can have children with her lover and the gay man can pursue a political career. Her plan works and she is soon pregnant. She has a daughter to the great pleasure of her husband, her parents and her lover.
Goldi Bear and the Three Locks
By James Jay Johns
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Category: Fiction
A children's story about a bear who has a human playmate and is very tecno-literate. With Papa Bear's help Goldi devises an ingenious system of locks to make her play area secure. The story provides examples of logical thinking and deduction. It is intended for elementary school aged children, but may be read to younger children. A few words may be beyond the vocabulary of some fifth graders.

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