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Frances Farmer and a nice surprise...

If you haven't noticed, I have been taking an hiatus from writing.  But, that's not to say that my hiatus will be permanent.  Not by a long shot.  Instead, I have been immersed in reading autobiographies which always whet my appetite to write.One of the books I had the pleasure of reading was about Frances Farmer.  I had always heard the stories and even saw a clip from the show, "This is Your Life" that featured her very dark life.  She was a hopeful, shining star in Hollywood that soon fell…See More
Feb 6, 2013
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Featured in the Beaumont Enterprise

As I have been racking my brain for a new novel plot, I recently checked my email and discovered a request from a reporter for the Beaumont Enterprise. She asked if I would give her an interview regarding my novel, "The Long Road from Perdition".  I decided that I would, I mean, who doesn't want…See More
Nov 27, 2012
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Closing the Chapter

You may have noticed that I haven't posted to this blog in quite awhile.  After promoting "The Long Road from Perdition", I began that journey of "what's next?"  Readers have been asking if another novel was on it's way to reveal Nicholas's life beyond the novel's final chapter.  I'm not sure that I want to delve into that story at this…See More
Nov 14, 2012
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An Important Review

Yesterday, I was pleased to see an email from Indigene from Indie Review blog.  I had sent her The Long Road from Perdition several months ago to review and after being slammed with work, she was able to finally offer a critique to my work.…See More
Sep 18, 2012
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Sep 10, 2012
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That Familiar Stench...

As I was glancing through some posts on Facebook, I saw an entry with a short video attached by Mary Karr, the famous memoirist/poet from Groves, Texas.  I clicked on the video and watched as she and her sister filmed their journey into Port Arthur, Texas.They shared memories of Luby's cafeteria, the countless refineries with "alien-like pods"…See More
Sep 10, 2012
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Miss Boudreaux and The Bum

During Nicholas's journey, the reader finds that he is being fostered by Miss Boudreaux.  When I was writing this novel, I sometimes contemplated, "What if The Bum never moved in with Miss Boudreaux?" Would Nicholas stay until legal age and take care of his foster brothers and sisters? Or, would he run away regardless and start a new life?  It's hard to say, because if you've read the story, Miss Boudreaux's love interest, aka "The Bum" is the catalyst for Nicholas leaving.…See More
Aug 22, 2012
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Chi-Chi and Gitch

Alot of people ask me about these two characters in my novel, "The Long Road from Perdition".  Namely, if these two personalities really exist.  I have to say though, that I have known some guys that gave me inspiration for their personalities.  Go to any gay bar and you will likely see waitstaff that could easily be Gitch or Chi-Chi.I…See More
Aug 8, 2012
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I could have sworn I saw Greasy Adam...

Several days ago, I discovered some pages on Facebook that caught my attention.  One was entitled, "I Grew up in Groves" and the other is "Gulfway Drive".  I quickly scanned the posts from people that used to or still live in the area and memories of my youth started coming back to me.I still remember the beautiful pecan trees, heavy with sap hanging over every car and…See More
Jul 23, 2012
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Some of my Favorite Characters in "The Long Road from Perdition"

In my interview with Linda Della Donna, we discussed alot of topics, but due to space and time constraints, she had to pare down my interview somewhat.  She asked me an interesting question that made me have cause to pause as they say.Who were some of your favorite characters in the book and why?  The first one that came to mind was obviously, Nicholas, the main character.  He has obvious…See More
Jul 14, 2012
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Jul 5, 2012
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Spread the Word

That has to be the best way to give a book steam once it's released.  A publisher can send a truckload of novels to Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com and give it the best marketing blurb in the world.  But, unless the reader picks up the book and is moved enough to suggest it to a friend or acquaintance, that book will more than likely sit on the proverbial shelf and collect dust.That's one of the reasons I have sounded like a…See More
Jul 5, 2012
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Jul 2, 2012
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Interview with a Recluse by Linda Della Donna

I'm not much on interviews but when the lovely Ms. Linda Della Donna asked if she could interview me, I couldn't resist.  She is everything her readers would imagine she is; kind, funny, thoughtful and talented.  And, she lives in my favorite city in the whole world:  New York.  I've been following her writing for awhile now and I never tire of her written word.  Ever.So, without further adieu, here is the long awaited interview. …See More
Jul 2, 2012
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I'm Breaking My Own Rule...

ep, I agreed to be interviewed by Linda Della Donna, blogger of Book or Bust.  I've long been an admirer of Ms. Della Donna and since she has graciously agreed to interview me and was so kind to offer to do so, I decided to break my own rule and talk at length about the writing of "The Long Road from Perdition".…See More
Jun 21, 2012
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How Young is Too Young?

There are several topics in my novel, "The Long Road from Perdition" that are considered controversial.  One of those topics is the debate of how old should you be when you have your first sexual experience? Does it matter? And, why is achieving that first experience the proof that a boy has become a man?In the novel, the main character, Nicholas has a sexual encounter at the age of 15 years.  One could argue that 15…See More
Jun 19, 2012

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Something About Me and My Book:
JR Stone is a prize-winning author, screenwriter, poet and short story writer. While Stone enjoys traveling and people watching, he is widely known to be a recluse who has a penchant for writing dark stories regarding the human condition. While Stone’s novels mostly feature dark storylines, the reader may be pleasantly surprised to find the common theme of hope and relying on a power greater than ourselves to be a cathartic and necessary companion in the journey through the pages of his books.
When JR Stone sought critique from fellow writers on his latest work, he found a new legion of fans with a common thread of praise for his latest literary fiction work, “The Long Road from Perdition.”
“Your protagonist Nick tells us of the hell he found himself in and his journey from the lowest point in his life. The events of his thirteenth birthday are unfolded slowly, experienced and understood by the reader as if we were psychiatrists teasing out the back story of a young man suffering from extreme post traumatic stress disorder. Your pitch readies us for this disturbing, dark read full of misery and abuse. The way Nick is dealt with by the authorities/system is reminiscent of Ken Kesey's brilliant 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest' where the main protagonist is more sane than the world and the system around him… This journey from his unloved, unwanted and worthless status to someone who has come to terms with his past is a compelling read. I'm left with the real sense of somebody's life.”
-B Dancer
Author of Fidelity
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http://www.authorjrstone.blogspot.com

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Frances Farmer and a nice surprise...

If you haven't noticed, I have been taking an hiatus from writing.  But, that's not to say that my hiatus will be permanent.  Not by a long shot.  Instead, I have been immersed in reading autobiographies which always whet my appetite to write.



One of the books I had the pleasure of reading was about Frances Farmer.  I had always heard the stories and even saw a clip from the show, "This is Your Life" that featured her very dark life.  She was a hopeful, shining…

Continue

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 9:27am

Featured in the Beaumont Enterprise

As I have been racking my brain for a new novel plot, I recently checked my email and discovered a request from a reporter for the Beaumont Enterprise.



She asked if I would give her an interview regarding my novel, "The Long Road from…

Continue

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 10:00pm

Closing the Chapter

You may have noticed that I haven't posted to this blog in quite awhile.  After promoting "The Long Road from Perdition", I began that journey of "what's next?"  …

Continue

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 11:05am

An Important Review

Yesterday, I was pleased to see an email from Indigene from Indie Review blog.  I had sent her The Long Road from Perdition several months ago to review and after being slammed with work, she was able to finally offer a critique to my work.…

Continue

Posted on September 18, 2012 at 8:52am

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At 11:01pm on June 16, 2011, Author Aleja Bennett said…
Nice to meet you here in the world of book marketing. I'm Aleja Bennett Author of Ten paper backs and eight available on the kindle. Here is my fan page, stay in touch when you can. I know we both may have hectic schedules at times but I will always follow you back. Below is my fan page hope you like it and thanks again for your support it's appreciated very much. http://www.facebook.com/AuthorAlejaBennett Enjoy the book video
At 3:38am on March 27, 2011, Linda Della Donna said…

Let JR know I think he's terrific and his story most compelling.

 

Will he do a book tour? I'd love to meet him for an autographed copy.

 

Linda Della Donna

www.Griefcase.net

At 3:34am on March 27, 2011, Linda Della Donna said…
JR, I love the cover of your book. I look forward to learning more about you.  All best wishes for continued success.
 
 
 

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