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John Jackson

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After a lifetime at sea, I am now retired and living in York. For the last thirty years I have been working in the world of ship safety and training, and have written copious manuals, regulations, laws and procedures in that time.
An avid genealogist, I found a rich vein of ancestors going back many generations and including Irish peers, parsons, and naval and military men. They opened up Canada and Australia and fought at Waterloo.
A chance meeting with some authors, now increasingly successful in the world of romantic fiction, both historical and contemporary, have led me to turn my efforts to setting down some amazing stories. I am a keen member of the Romantic Novelists Association and part of their New Writers Scheme. I am also a member
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It IS a fascinating period because very little seems to have been written about it.
With respect to the story, I knew that the facts as history records them were not a viable story, but they made fantastic "hooks" to tie a story around. What I like to think I have written is the story of WHAT SHOULD have happened to the protagonists.(less)
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John James wrote: "Hi John, you're following a rich literary tradition, becoming a writer after a lifetime at sea: Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad. :)"

Its a record I'm only too well aware of. Or, to put it another way - "I should be so lucky!" :)


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James Jordan Hi John, you're following a rich literary tradition, becoming a writer after a lifetime at sea: Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad. :)


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