From childhood I have always been a loner, quiet and low keyed; because of that I’ve been called shy, backwards, unsocial among other things . . . but I am neither of these; I place a high value on my personal privacy. It has always been very hard for me to talk about myself, my accomplishments, my failures, and my personal life. On those rare occasions when I do talk about myself, my life it feels like I’m either bragging or complaining and these are two things which I dislike. I have more than my share of pride, regrets and remorse; I have felt my head swell with pride and my heart sink with shame while hoping I could hold my composure and no one would notice.
A few days ago a friend told me that as an author I need to talk about myself, some of my personal ups and downs in life . . . I still find that hard to do. I have been writing poems and proses since I was a teenager, I have three books out and the fourth book is due to be released soon; the poems, proses and stories in these books are my life. Each story has a part of me in them, my experiences, my accomplishments, my failures, my pride, joy and fear. I have faced danger with everything inside me wanting to run; I have walked away from trouble with everything inside me wanting to fight; I have had the personal feeling of both a hero and a coward . . . I am neither of those, it’s simply doing what had to be done at the time.
After a year in the works and several minor set backs, my book 'Then the Darkness Comes' is now with Gibson-Ragle Publishing and is to be released soon. Originally titled 'When Darkness Comes' the title change to 'Then the Darkness Comes' seemed more appropriate to the contents of the book. I am hoping to have a book signing on the release day; so stay tuned and I will keep my blog and fb updated. Thanks to everyone for visiting my site John.
'Then the Darkness Comes' contains stories told in rhyme of down cast veterans, stories of the common man who has hit rock bottom and lost the will to rise up again, there are ghost stories where the soul lives on in the realm of darkness . . .
Release date and book signing will be announced later; please stay tuned jcc
When one turns their back on God, the body dies and the soul is cast into the dark pits of hell for eternity . . . Where is hell . . . What is hell? These stories will make you wonder; where and how will your soul spend eternity? Eternity never ends, the soul never dies - and God has prepared two places for the soul - He has given us the choice to decide where we spend eternity: HEAVEN paradise: HELL torment
SOON TO BE RELEASED! 'Then the Darkness Comes' From the heart of a soldier comes the poetic stories in this book; stories of the mental anguish our nations veterans have to deal with in the aftermath of war. Returning from months and years of service in combat, leaving the killing field behind and trying to readjust, to fit back into society . . .some can . . . some can't . . . and many finds themselves in mental darkness . . . not living, only going through the motions. This book will give you an insight into the hearts and minds of our nations unsung heroes; the loss of youth and innocents. When the glory fades, Then the darkness comes.