Everybody has a story to tell, and I’d wager that most people’s stories contain fascinating details and sometimes surprising historical links. If I find myself waiting among a large crowd of strangers, like Christmas shopping, or stuck in traffic somewhere, I sometimes play this game with myself. I imagine that all these faces around me are hiding stories. Some are sad, tragic stories of lost loves, or stories that are shameful and too painful or guilt laden to share some are tense, thrilling, possibly frightening  or perhaps they’re heroic or hilarious. Every face out there is hiding a lifetime of stories every bit as complex as my own.

So, think of me as one of those unknown faces in the crowd. My plan is to come back at least once a week and add a new piece to this ongoing story of my past, present, and future, in the hope of occasionally arriving on common ground with my readers. My history may have started well before yours, or perhaps not, but my present, which I plan on sharing in equal part, will, as I suspect, contain some commonalities to your story.

Sincerely yours,

Rodney Jones (Author of The Sun, the Moon, and Maybe the Trains)

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  1. hi rodney…i love your blog…can’t wait to spend some time reading it…you are soooo…..monkey interesting. you have inspired me to start my own word press blog. i think this will be better than what i am using now. thanks.

  2. Didn’t know you had a blog. Good to keep in touch. As you know, I love your writing. My novel has been re-named ‘Cabal of Mirrors’ and a small publisher is going to champion it. I’m immersed in the sequel.

    • I grew up here (class of 72), left in 1976, then just recently moved back, wanting to be closer to family. Now that I’m here, their all moving away. What is your New Castle story? You did a bit of stompin’ around here? I see you have a book review blog. I am just now launching my new novel, Evelyn Dear Fender. Would you possibly be interested in a free copy (mobi or pdf?) Fun hearing from a past native. Take care, Lynn.
      That’s my name too, BTW… Rodney Lynn Jones.

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