I first met Jack on a little chat site called BookRix. Eventually, we all migrated to Facebook to offer our wares. There, we began to chat on occasion after I left a review on one of his books. The time difference has been a challenge at times, but through hit and miss communications I learned a lot from my author friend.
I have enjoyed the camaraderie-ship, sharing those little things that only authors understand. We encouraged each other and shared our newest literary accomplishments. We chatted about our lives and families. And even though we have never met, we learned what all humans should, that we all have common ground simply through being human. We dream, we strive, we hurt and we all go through life ‘s phases. and even on Facebook, we form bonds.
I asked Jack to give me a little background and this is what he sent.
“Jack Eason lived in New Zealand for forty-two years until 2000 when he returned to his birthplace in England. As far as he is concerned he will always consider himself to be a Kiwi. After military service in the 1960’s, he traveled the world, visiting exotic lands and making many friends. Now in his seventies, he is content to write and travel via the Internet.
Besides writing novels and short stories, he contributes to his own blog “Have We Had Help?” His literary interests include science fiction, history, both ancient and modern, and humorous tales like those written by his fellow writer Derek Haines, such as “HAL”. He lives in semi-retirement in his home town surrounded by his favorite books, ranging from historical fact to science fiction. His literary icons are J.R.R Tolkien, George Orwell, Arthur C Clarke, and John Wyndham.”
He recently finished another literary gem, “Autumn 1066: When Anglo-Saxon Dominance Ended.” Click on the link above to find out more. You can also visit his blog, “Have We Had Help?” Quite often he has some interesting information on new publishing trends as well as an eclectic collection of blogs on happenings in the world. His recent new goal is trying to reach having 1000 followers on his blog and I hope he succeeds.
Meanwhile, I’m just grateful to have such a friend and I hope his book becomes a best seller!