Great News on Both the Fiction and Non-Fiction Front

Well, I guess I couldn’t keep my promise about updating this blog regularly. I will have to definitely write more regularly now, if only to provide updates on the progress of my nonfiction book, Hidden History: An Encyclopedia of Modern Crimes, Conspiracies and Cover-Ups in American Politics, which is scheduled to be released by Skyhorse Publishing in October 2014. Here’s a link to the basic information about it, which is already up on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-History-Encyclopedia-Conspiracies-Cover-Ups/dp/1629144843  

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, my short story Shadows of Georgetown will be included in an upcoming horror anthology, titled Bill of Frights, published by Pocol Press. The publication date for that is going to be either April of May 2014. Again, more details to follow as they emerge. 

I only wrote Hidden History because I was frustrated about being unable to get any more fiction published, and decided to walk away from that world for a while. I’ve completed a second novel, which was formerly titled Front Row at the Loony Bin, but is now going by the name The Shadows of St. Elizabeth’s. In fact, I’ve written it multiple times, each time adding new twists that hopefully make it even better. I know it will be published someday, but it’s hard to be patient. Alexander Theroux, an award winning author (his novel Darconville’s Cat was named one of the 99 Best Novels since 1939 by A Clockwork Orange author Anthony Burgess) has been reading the manuscript and I am eagerly awaiting his thoughts on it. 

I received an email from Theroux last May, in which he praised The Unreals and compared my writing style to Voltaire’s! Needless to say, having a former Harvard and Yale professor, whose critical writings have appeared all over the mainstream media, and is such an exceptional writer himself, recognize my work is more than I could have hoped for. Theroux is also reading a collection of my short stories, which were scheduled for publication last Fall by Stonegarden Publishing, until they abruptly closed down their business, leaving me looking for another publisher for The Unreals as well. 

After finishing Hidden History, and waiting to hear something from all the agents and publishers I queried about The Shadows of St. Elizabeth’s, I wrote another novel, which I think may be my best work yet. It’s called The Simulators, and depicts a dystopian world, set in an undated near future, against a backdrop of old Hollywood. I sent the manuscript to Robert Ben Garrant, noted screenwriter (Night at the Museum) and actor (he played Travis Junior on the classic television series Reno 911) a few months back, and am just as eagerly waiting to hear back from him. 

There will be regular updates, with new details about Hidden History, and my other writing. I will also try to rant about whatever topics have caught my attention. Stay tuned.  

 

 

 

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About donaldjeffries

Author of the best seller "Hidden History: An Expose of Modern Crimes, Conspiracies, and Cover-Ups in American Politics," published in November 2014 by Skyhorse Publishing. Author of the 2007 sci-fi/fantasy novel "The Unreals," which has been described as a cross between The Wizard of Oz and The Twilight Zone, and compared to A Confederacy of Dunces and classic Russian literature. A second edition of "The Unreals" was published in February 2015 by Pocol Press. Long time JFK assassination researcher. Marketing more fiction and nonfiction, including a book about bullying and the social hierarchy, and a book about the Natalee Holloway case.

Posted on January 27, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Have you seen Paulskids2005 yet? Real ongoing genocide which the main stream media has ignored for 20 years. Would like some feedback. The entire community is satanic. The Governor of the State (2015) of California celebrates the murders of children!

  2. I was a nursing student in Lubbock, Tx around 1980. Something happened there that I will never forget. I was at the Hospital doing my clinical part of the schooling and I was assigned a several rooms. I went into one of them and there was a man in the bed, a single bed room, and I and several others was shocked. This man I still swear to this day was Elvis. I tried to stay or go back to the room as often as I could. The lady that was in the room with him, maybe an overseer, said, “lots of people say he looks like him and that this man was in a car crash where he was thrown through the window and was left in this state”. He didn’t speak, but he did follow you around the room with his eyes. Maybe he wasn’t aloud to talk to people so he wouldn’t give anything away. Anyway, I went home and was excited to go back the next day to see him, but he was already gone. He was there less than one day. The one other thing I did notice that for someone who went through a windshield there was no scars that was noticeable at all on his face or anything that you could see. I just knew or felt in my heart that was him. Thanks for reading my story, I haven’t told many because of the couple times I did, they would say he was just a look a like.

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