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J.A. Nelson

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A Man of Honor, or Horatio’s Confessions is my debut novel, winner of two silver medals (Best First Book, Fiction & Best Cover, Fiction) awarded by the Independent Book Publishers Association (2020), 2020 Notable Indie, Top 100 --Best Indie Book Awards, Shelf Unbound, Finalist, Literary Fiction in the 14th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards (2020), rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by IndieReader Reviews, and 4 stars by Clarion . 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 block
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What Memory During 2020 Do You Most Treasure?


What memory during 2020 do you most treasure? That you would protect as if it were a fragile silhouette? That you would hold fast in rust-proof memory even if everything else about the past year could be forgotten?


My most loved memory is of my elderly mother’s smile in a moment of simple joy.


After many months of in-home sequestration at her home in Southern California, my mother’s silv

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