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Gerald Everett Jones

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Gerald says, "I write mystery-thrillers and literary fiction for adult readers who seek insight, fascination, and delight in the adventures of their own lives."
Gerald Everett Jones is a freelance writer who lives in Santa Monica, California. Harry Harambee's Kenyan Sundowner is his eleventh and most recent novel. From 2020-21 he won ten book awards - one in business, four in literary fiction, and five in mystery-thriller. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America, the Dramatists Guild, Women's National Book Association, and Film Independent (FIND), as well as a director of the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC). He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from the College of Letters, Wesleyan University, where he studied un
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Gerald Everett Jones I'm rarely blocked. Having a disciplined writing schedule helps. You just keep going. But I do find myself confused or undecided at times about choice…moreI'm rarely blocked. Having a disciplined writing schedule helps. You just keep going. But I do find myself confused or undecided at times about choices, particularly plot alternatives. I don't hold with the advice of simply taking one to see where it leads and being willing to scrap that whole scheme if it leads to the wrong place. No, I ask my subconscious the question, then I get up and do something else. And sleeping on it often works. So does climbing into the shower. Ask the question, and sooner or later, but probably not right away, the answer will present itself.(less)
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Harambee Means “We Are One”

“Harambee” is the motto of post-Independence Kenya. The country was ceded from the British Empire in 1963 after a period of social unrest, which included the Mau-Mau Rebellion. A leader in that uprising was Jomo Kenyatta, who became the new nation’s founding president. His son Uhuru is the outgoing incumbent president, defeated by William Ruto in the election, just concluded last August.

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“Paranoia is just a heightened state of awareness. I didn't say it, but I repeat it often enough.”
Gerald Everett Jones, Rubber Babes: Further Misadventures of Rollo Hemphill

“The wealth we have is not ours forever. It is in our custody while we have breath and hands to do the Lord’s work. And we must honor God by honoring our custodial responsibilities.”
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“Art endures long after the tyrants who pay for it are dust. He”
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“In this life, there is not the need for perfection, nor is there sufficient time to achieve it.”
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“Paranoia is just a heightened state of awareness. I didn't say it, but I repeat it often enough.”
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“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
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message 36: by Shonda

Shonda Evans I can't wait to read Clifford's Spiral. It sounds very interesting.


message 35: by Gerald

Gerald Pictures of Lisbon look a lot like where we live in Southern California! Travel plans don't include Lisbon just now but we have heard it's wonderful. Glad to have you as a new friend, Luis.


message 34: by Gerald

Gerald Majenta, It's a pleasure to be in such good company.


message 33: by Majenta

Majenta Good evening, Sir Boychik-Lit! Congratulations on your publishing success! Friend Request accepted, thank you for requesting.

Best wishes from Majenta


Christine Hatfield Thanks you for being my friend


message 31: by Adam

Adam I was using the Compare Books feature on here to see which books friends have also read. I found it interesting that on every book we've read in common, we rated it exactly the same.


message 30: by Afkham

Afkham Thanks for accepting the friendship request!

Afkham M. Farid


message 29: by Eric

Eric Birk Thanks for becoming my Goodreads friend.
Eric


message 28: by Madhuri

Madhuri Hello, thank you and honored. Best wishes,

Madhu


Savannah Thank you for the friendship...


message 26: by Tom

Tom Wiseman Hi Gerald,

Thanks for accepting my friend request.
If you would ever like to promote your book on my blog or website, please let me know. I'm always up for doing favors for other authors.

Talk with you soon,
Tom M. Wiseman


Nurture Your BOOKS™  - Bobbie Crawford Hello Gerald,

Thank you for friending Pinnacle: Author & Book Promotion on Goodreads!


message 24: by Brien

Brien Jones It's great to meet you and I am glad to be friends!


message 23: by B.J.

B.J. Mendelson Thank you very much Gerald. I am excited to be here.


message 22: by Gerald

Gerald Hey drop by the blog http://www.boychiklit.com and then there's twitter.com/daboychik. See ya 'round!


Aggie Villanueva Hello Gerald. Thankx for the add. Nice to meet you.


message 20: by Gerald

Gerald Happy to have female reader friends who appreciate male-centered comic fiction.

Gerald.
BoychikLit.com


Ramin_lion HAPPY NEW YEAR - 1388
TO ALL MY FRIEND'S (specially my Persian friends)
with the best regards for you

نوروز باستانی نوید دهنده بهار زندگانی بر همگان فرخنده باد
هر روزتان نوروز ؛ نوروزتان پیروز
بهار 1388



message 18: by Holly

Holly Jacobs Hi, Gerald! Thanks for friending me!

Holly

ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS, 12/08


message 17: by Blair

Blair Thanks for the friend request!

Blair Kilpatrick
Accordion Dreams: A Journey into Cajun and Creole Music (University Press of Mississippi) coming in January!


message 16: by Saleh

Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.



Ramin_lion Hi Gerald. Thanks so much for the add

درود
شاد شدم ؛ از اينكه دوستي مرا فراخواند
اميدوارم دوستان خوبي براي يكديگر باشيم
سپاسگزارم
بدرود



message 14: by Jeannie

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hello Gerald and thank you for adding me on Goodreads. I wish you a bountiful Thanksgiving.
Blessings,
Jeannie


message 13: by Chase

Chase Von Hey Gerald and Just wanted to say thanks for the connect and wishing you continued success:)

Sincerely,

Chase


message 12: by William

William Hello Gerald,
Look forward to talking books with you.

William Elliott Hazelgrove
http://www.billhazelgrove.com
Rocket Man


message 11: by Tanya

Tanya Hi Gerald, thanks for the add. Your books in digital motion picture production techniques sound like proper cool endeavors. I hope to check them out!


message 10: by Redman

Redman Thanks for the friendship!


message 9: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hi Gerald,
Thanks for the "add," as they say on Myspace. I'm also looking forward to checking out your books. I'm a thriller writer myself and my better half reckons I need to broaden my horizns and get sine light relief. I'm a big fabn of Tom Sharpe, however, and sense an affinity with some of your stuff.
Cheers
ROGER


message 8: by Ed

Ed Thank for the invite, Gerald.

Ed


Félix If the phone rings I'll let it go to voicemail.


message 6: by Andy

Andy The only inflatable doll book I own is "Kiki" by John Gill, a moody British suspense story. I'll be reviewing the novel in the weeks to come.


message 5: by Billy

Billy Young Great to meet you and thanks for the add. :D


Michele thanks you for the ad
Michele Marchetti
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shop now for the holidays


Gerald Hi Graeme, Yes the good news is anyone who can scrape up a five-figure budget can make a movie. That's why Sundance gets about 5,000 submissions of full-length movies every year. Sheesh!


Graeme S. Houston Hi Thanks for the invite. Hope you're having an enjoyable week? Books on digital film making. Fascinating. I was just watching a presentation about that very thing. It's great how technology has put the tools for film making in the hands of anyone who wants to explore different media.


message 1: by Gerald (last edited Feb 15, 2008 02:26PM)

Gerald I bet a lot of women fall in love with that face! ;-] I admit I'm jealous but I'm not so sure I'd want to trade.


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