JR Hamilton


I was born in West Virginia but by the time I was six months old I had seen and done everything there was in the state so we moved to Texas. Until just before I started school we moved around south Texas but I started school in Corpus Christi and lived there until I left school to join the Navy my senior year in 1964. After a time in Viet Nam I was assigned to NAS (Naval Air Station) Corpus Christi and was stationed there for three years. While I was stationed in Corpus I did manage to get into a little trouble and much of it was due to my biking.

I started working on motorcycles when I was thirteen, an old Triumph 650. When I received her, she was in baskets, but with the help of a friend of the family I got her together and running, but it wasn't a Harley. I got my hands on a 1959 Panhead and began rebuilding my second motorcycle; this one became the love of my life.

I began riding with clubs at a young age and, in fact, belonged to one before I left for Viet Nam. Upon returning I once again began riding with them. I have ridden with clubs in Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio and Maryland.

Smashwords Interview

Jim, where did the idea for TJ’s Ride come from?
This story has been bouncing around in my head for a long time but for some reason I couldn’t get past the first three or four chapters. Then it just seemed to freeze there, just wouldn’t go any further.
What was stopping you?
A part of it was doubting that I had something to say that people wanted to read. I mean, I’m no one special, no Stephen King, James Lee Burke or James Patterson.
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Where to find JR Hamilton online


TJ's Ride: Book One in The TJ Series
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,210. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014 by Dead Key Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
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After 14 months of riding riverboats in Viet Nam, TJ Hamlin receives orders to his hometown of Corpus Christi. It has been three years since he has seen his brothers from the club, and he was looking forward to long rides in the South Texas sun on his old ’59 custom Harley. Little did he know he would end up working undercover for the Navy as a bouncer in a local

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