J.A. Nelson

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A Man of Honor, or Horatios Confessions is my debut novel rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by IndieReader Reviews. I took the pen name J. A. Nelson. My given name is Jennifer (Jen) Nelson. I am the founder of Quill Point Press. I live with my husband and pets in Northern Virginia.

I grew-up in Culver City, a suburb of Los Angeles, California during the pre-digital era. My childhood home stood within a few city blocks distance of MGM Studios, Culver Studios, DesiLu Studios, and the dusty, straw-smelling fields where Tarzan movies had been filmed. As a kid walking and bicycling through the neighborhood, and sometimes detoured by camera crews while en route to school, it seemed to me that story-making was everywherean element of my natural habitat
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A Man of Honor, or Horatio's Confessions by J.A.  Nelson
"You don't often get to know what happens after a story is completed. This book, however, takes you on a journey of what happened after the end of Hamlet. For Shakespeare fans, you will be pleased with this book. It's been a while since I read Haml..." Read more of this review »
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"I was intrigued when I first saw that A Man of Honor was an attempt to develop the narrative of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' past its end. It's an ambitious task, and one I wouldn't envy any author - I confess I had presumed it, to a large extent, must..." Read more of this review »
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"When reading 'Hamlet' in high school and then watching the varied movie adaptations of the play, I honestly did often find myself wondering about the aftermath of all that fighting, poisoning, and treachery. And so this opening scene had me immedi..." Read more of this review »
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