JONATHAN KLEMENS _____________________________
WRITER & HISTORICAL FICTION AUTHOR
NEW! JUST PUBLISHED! The Secret of the Red Pine Box, a novelette about baseball and the 1939 opening of the Cooperstown National Baseball Museum, is now available for Kindle and ALL OTHER e-BOOK FORMATS! (see "Work Samples" tab).
WELCOME! Born the first son of a Pittsburgh area steelworker, I grew up in a small town with baseball, football games, friends with fast cars (I drove a not-so-fast VW Beetle!), rock 'n' roll, a strong faith, and an indomitable spirit. I often reminisce about those carefree younger days in small town America.
As an young avid reader, I devoured the captivating works of Twain, Poe, London, O. Henry, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. My proximity to the community library, served me well. I’ve always loved to write; however, my writing career really began to take form after college with non-fiction works on Celtic history and culture, martial arts, sports medicine, alternative medicine, and ethics. I soon developed a passion for writing historical fiction (inspired by James Michener and Tom Clancy).
I have published numerous works in local, national, and international publications, a college textbook, and on various websites. As a Director of Pharmacy, I made presentations and lectures on alternative medicine to universities, health systems, corporations, and professional organizations. I am also a member of Clan MacGregor and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
As you can see from my list of works, I have written on a variety of subjects; however, I am now focusing on historical fiction. I need to write - I must be creative! My narrative goes wherever my imagination and creativity lead me. My works are extensively researched to capture an accurate slice of history. I am currently writing a story about colonial Williamsburg.
Inspired by the incredible escapes and magic of Houdini, I also enjoy sharing magic (Magic on My Mind TM).
May you live with indomitable spirit and chart a bolder course,
I am honored to have my short story, MISSISSIPPI MUD, selected as a
handout to guests at the Mark Twain House & Museum, a National Historic
Landmark, in Hartford, Connecticut.
"It's not the length of the journey - it's how you share the ride."
- J Klemens
WORKS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD VIA AMAZON KINDLE, APPLE iBOOKSTORE, BARNES & NOBLE NOOK, KOBO, BOOKRIX, AND OTHER
- The Gregor Family Trilogy (Collection of three historical short stories)
- A New Land - A New Life (British America & the Rebirth of the Gregor Family)
- The Scottish Experience (Essays on things Scottish)
- Mississippi Mud (The Gregor Family in Mid-19th C Tennessee and
serendipitous meeting of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
- Gathering the Crumbs (Historical fiction short story)
- The Protestant Work Ethic: Just Another "Urban Legend?"
- Yoga for Health & Fitness - The Seven Major Energy Centers
- Tenets for a Happy, Rich, and Meaningful Life
- Ethical Considerations of Privacy & Cyber-Medical Information
- Celtic Myth, Magic, and Medicine
BARNES & NOBLE NOOK:
I also write custom pieces on Scottish/Celtic History and Culture. Please inquire for details.
(ALL WORKS ARE COPYRIGHTED UNDER THE U.S. COPYRIGHT LAWS J. KLEMENS - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 1999-2014)
My book, Mountains and Rivers: Complementing Your Healthcare with Alternative Medicine, can be previewed and ordered by clicking book image below at www.amazon.com, or all major book stores.
Copyright 1999 - 2014 J Klemens - all rights reserved
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