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.
Writing specialties include: Historical Fiction, Scottish/Celtic History and Lore, vintage baseball, and Alternative/Integrative Medicine. I go wherever my imagination and creativity lead me. My historical fiction works are extensively researched to capture an accurate slice of history. I am currently working on historical novels regarding colonial Williamsburg and Boston. I also do freelance work - please contact me if interested.
I also enjoy sharing magic (Magic on My Mind) at children's parties and family events. My fascination with magic was inspired by the escapes and magic of Houdini.
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, herbs and supplements, and Integrative Medicine. 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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