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John Isaac Jones is a retired journalist currently living at Merritt Island, Florida. For more than thirty years, "John I.," as he prefers to be called, was a reporter for media outlets throughout the world. These included local newspapers in his native Alabama, The National Enquirer, News of the World in London, the Sydney Morning Herald, and NBC television. He is the author of four novels, a short story collection and two novellas.

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Boone
by John Isaac Jones
In the rural Deep South, there are stories about people who, upon the approach of their death, have been greeted by dead loved ones who return as ghosts to lead them into the next world. This is one of those stories.
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Grandfathers
by John Isaac Jones
“Grandfathers” is the last story in the Billy Johnson Collection. The first part of the story relates Billy’s experiences as a five-year-old with his grandfather. The second part recalls Billy’s experiences with his own five-year-old grandson. What a difference 50 years makes!
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The Duck Springs Affair
by John Isaac Jones
Devoted mother Cassie Carter is hard working and dedicated to running her small farm in Georgia. She tends to her home and sickly son daily while her truck driver husband is away on long hauls across the country. Her life and values take a sharp turn when a handsome and intelligent construction worker disrupts her daily routine. Her...
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Categories: All Romance
Thanks, PG!: Memoirs of a Tabloid Reporter
by John Isaac Jones
Thanks, PG!:Memoirs of a Tabloid Reporter recounts the life and adventures of reporter Billy Don Johnson during his twenty years (1975-1995) working for the fictional tabloid The National Insider. After his dreams of becoming a crusading journalist with daily newspapers are dashed, Billy throws himself into the wild world of diets...
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Alabama Stories
by John Isaac Jones
Alabama Stories is a collection of short works lifted from the life of native son William Vernon “Billy” Johnson. Haunting, harrowing and gloriously-moving, these stories represent an intense examination of Billy’s childhood and young adult years in the Cotton State. Meet the colorful characters Billy knew during his Alabama...
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Pauline
by John Isaac Jones
Jen and Shirley Ann had been best friends in Palm Springs, CA. for more than 31 years. Even after Shirley Ann married and divorced Jen's older brother, they remained friends. Although both owned homes in Palm Springs, Jen later purchased a home in Colorado so she could be near her ailing mother Pauline. Once Jen moved, Shirley Ann made...
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Johnny Daytona
by John Isaac Jones
Johnny Daytona is the seventh story in the Billy Johnson collection. In this story, Billy learns the incredible fascination the game of billiards held for him. Most of all, it recalls the love, respect and hero-worship he had for one of the greatest players the game had ever known. I hope you enjoy it!
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Mother's Day
by John Isaac Jones
It was Mother’s Day and Robert Allman tried to prepare for the occasion. Tradition held that, when worshippers attended church on Mother’s Day, those whose mothers were alive wore red roses. Those whose mother’s were passed—like Robert—would wear a white rose. However, after he could only find a red rose to wear, he never...
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Prejudice
by John Isaac Jones
“PREJUDICE” is the first story in The Billy Johnson Collection. When Billy was five years old, he met a Negro on a personal, one-on-one basis for the first time. It would be an experience he would never forget. This story is an examination of racial prejudice in the Deep South in the late 1940s.
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Trapping Rabbits
by John Isaac Jones
This short story is a testimony to the depths of parental love. One day in June of 1951, Billy Johnson's father delayed plowing long enough to teach his son how to trap a rabbit. In the past, he had never seen his father delay plowing for any reason, especially when he was using black hired hands. Over the years that followed, he always...
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The Surrogate
by John Isaac Jones
When Becky Stokes learned that she couldn't have children, she was devastated. Doctors said corrective surgery could endanger her life and, after thumbing down several other options, she and her husband decided to use a surrogate to produce a child. After the papers were signed, however, nobody, including Becky, could have dreamed what...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
The Agreement
by John Isaac Jones
"Follow love and it will flee; flee love and it will follow thee." -Anonymous. When Alma Dawson, a middle-aged, hard-working single mother, sets out to get the tuition money for her daughter's last year of college, she never dreamed her entire world would be turned upside down. A poignant, inspiring story, this novelette is a testimony...
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Categories: All Romance
The Last Cowboy
by John Isaac Jones
When the Lazy B Ranch is sold as a victim of the computer age, it seems that J.L. Crockett’s way of life as a cowboy in the United States is finished. So he decides to pack up and move to Argentina, where ranches are still run by human beings. As J.L. begins a cross-country journey to Miami so he can board the ship to South America, he...
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Robbie
by John Isaac Jones
You never really know the final toll that unrequited love can have on someone's heart. If you've ever been the victim of unrequited love, and I'm sure most of us have, you know it is the most gut-wrenching, hellish nightmare the human heart can endure. In some cases, unrequited love can be so devastating that its toll extends far beyond...
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Going Home
by John Isaac Jones
Archie Johnson thought he was prepared to meet his death in the electric chair. The sentence had been read; he had had his last meal and the prison chaplain had asked God to have mercy on his immortal soul. Then, just as they were strapping him into the chair and about to pull the switch, he suddenly realized there were a few things he...
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The Old Indian
by John Isaac Jones
For years, Big Walter had dreamed of becoming Georgia's Director of Public Safety. Now his big opportunity was before him. The governor's chief aide said all he had to do was find the body of the governor's college-age son who had been swept into the raging waters of theTallulah River in north Georgia. After three days, however, Big...
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Lonely Magnolia
by John Isaac Jones
When famous computer genius Dr. Carl Wingate decides to find a new wife online, it not only rocks the very foundations of the digital industry itself, but it turns his personal life completely upside-down. This is the story of Pygmalion for the 21st century.
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Categories: All Romance; Contemporary Fiction
The Hand of God
by John Isaac Jones
In the early summer of 1955, Palm Beach County Judge Curtis Chillingworth and his socialite wife Marjorie mysteriously disappeared from their beach home at Manalapan, Florida and were never seen again. No bodies were ever found and the only evidence was a trail of blood which led from the home’s back porch to the ocean’s edge. Over...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
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