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About Me - The Author
Hi and welcome to my profile page. Here you can find out a little about just who I am and what WJO Books is really all about. I consider myself to be nothing more than just a simple man. For the most part I try to enjoy a simple, laid back life in Statesville, North Carolina with my wife Mary, my daughter Carrie, and my two grandkids, A.J. and Maddy.
I've tried to keep to two things in living my simple life. One is to enjoy whatever time I have with my loved ones and the other was to offer help to others whenever I could along the way. Hopefully I've done a good share of both.
Like all other authors I firmly believe in making a profit! With that being said I want mine to be enough to keep me going, but not enough to break the one who's trying to find a good book to enjoy! In creating WJO Books I've managed to find an outlet for my books that allows me to offer them at a lower cost than retailers can, or is willing to. I've also found a way for many readers to receive personally autographed copies and enjoy the benefit of totally free shipping as well! "Reeshard and The Great Parish Swamp" may never make it to movie status and I may never make it to being a bestselling author, but at least I'll know I'm doing right by the reading community. For a simple man like me thats satisfaction enough!
I currently have two book series I'm working on. The first is the "Reeshard and The Great Parish Swamp" series. It is a fantasy / adventure that was primarily written because of my wife and kids! You see, when my kids were young they had a habit of going to a marshy area in the woods. So to keep them out ( not that it really ever worked though ) I began telling them stories about strange things that existed there. Eventually the story was told to my grandkids and with a good bit of hard work it became what it is today. Now my goal is to see everyone, everywhere have the opportunity to enjoy it.
The second series is a Read, Rhyme, and Recognize series I created for beginning readers titled, "The Adventures of Ernie I Saw". Since Dr. Suess books are a favorite of mine and I think they are what reading is all about, I wanted to follow in his footsteps. I wanted a book series the children could easily learn to read from, bring out the smiles and laughter they hold within, and have it inspire them to read even more! "The Adventures of Ernie I Saw" became just that. I already have parents and children alike that keep asking me when the next ones will be available. Soon, I hope!
In creating WJO Books I'm trying to create a door that every reader can easily step through. I want to make reading a good story easily affordable to everyone, including those who normally couldn't afford it or just don't have the means to. I truly hope and firmly believe that WJO Books is one way of doing just that!
I sincerely hope that any and all visitors to the internet home for WJO Books will pass the word and refer everyone they know to stop in and visit themselves. Who knows? With enough input and more demand for this type of direct marketing more authors might follow suit and drop the higher priced more conventional publishing methods themselves. It might not make publishing companies or book retailers very happy but it sure will a global community of avid readers looking for a nice break on the availability of enjoyable reading easily obtained!
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