Jerry J. K. Rogers


Jerry enjoys writing religious and science fiction, cooking and traveling, especially by train. He recently started train-spotting (not the film noir – urban dictionary type), but the rail and iron horse type. A few of his interesting rail stories are found on his site under the title “Train Stories.” Yeah, not very original on the title, but they are definitely worth the read. Completing two novels and a novella, Jerry has other works in progress and is always very interested in hearing from his readers.

Jerry served over 33 years in the Air Force, Air National Guard as well a number of years working for Consolidated Film Industries later bought by Technicolor, Inc., all working with state of the art technology. He also teaches at a small church in Orange County, CA. He currently lives in Southern California outside Riverside, CA.

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Legend of the Salad Traveler
Price: Free! Words: 17,880. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Legend of the Salad Traveler is a lighthearted story of a salad that weighs 5.5 ounces, and it decides to go on vacation; a man unexpectedly ends up in the shower and tells you he knows how to find it. Just make sure you keep enough rocks in your pocket. Written in homage to “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, this is a story of epic proportions - well not epic, but whimsical proportions.
The Fallen and the Elect
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 107,020. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective
It's been 10 years since millions disappeared. Subsequently, angels started to appear at random funerals eulogizing the deceased. During one funeral, an angel is the cause of a fatal event investigated by a priest, nun and former seminarian. Their investigation leads to a test of each of their beliefs, and answers to questions they never anticipated.

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  • Book of Hours: The Beguilement of Brother Alphaios on Oct. 30, 2014

    I extremely enjoyed “The Book of Hours: The Beguilement of Brother Alphiaos” for what it didn’t have. The book didn’t have action packed scenes attempting to create the visual of an action movie. It didn’t crazy over the top characters to attempt and add color to the story. It didn’t have a fanciful plot adding plot twists in an attempt to keep the reader guessing. Is there anything wrong with these writing devices, of course not, especially if used correctly. Where this story succeeds is with simple story telling, although a couple of times a bit monotone. In all, this didn't take away from the story, the author was an excellent wordsmith. The characters were down to earth and well developed with realistic human frailties. The story pacing was methodical and deliberate, and at first I thought maybe a little slow, but the more I continued, the deeper it developed. It was cool to see the main character you would think to be out of his element, as the story progressed, the more you see he was very well in control of everything going on around him, but realizing there were many events he had no control over. I couldn’t put the book (Kindle) down.