The print edition of my debut novel, Shadow Of The Hawk, has arrived! It is available for pre-order with an actual release date of October 31st. Holding your own book in your hands is a wonderful feeling, and I can’t wait to do it again! Amazon: http://goo.gl/vAGFdK or Barnes and Noble: http://goo.gl/f47L1M
Literary Classics is pleased to announce that the book, Shadow of the Hawk by K.S. Jones, has been selected to receive the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.
Sooze is a sixteen year old girl growing up during the great depression in an era when many girls her age are dreaming of starting a family. For most of her life, David has been wooing Sooze with marriage proposals. In the past, she had always declined his offers, but now things are different. Along with the jobs, most everyone has left their small town of Coaldale. Times are hard, and Sooze’s parents are determined to keep their farm; but it’s becoming more difficult every day to make ends meet. Sooze knows she’s not in love, but she accepts David’s offer of marriage which comes with his assurance that her family’s needs will be met.
But Sooze’ family has far greater problems on the horizon. When Sooze’ brother is wrongfully accused of murdering her uncle it seems there’s little hope that he will be acquitted. But in a family where no one “has ever been short on spunk” they barrel forward with fierce determination to save Henry from being hanged for another man’s crime.
Author K.S. Jones exhibits great skill as a writer in her book Shadow of the Hawk. Jones vividly portrays the story of the tight-knit Williams clan with roots planted firmly in their faith, family, and the land which they hold so dear. This work of fiction, which maintains its historical accuracy throughout, is a compelling tale and offers a glorious glimpse into the tenacity of one family as they demonstrate the unconditionality of love beneath the shadow of adversity.
Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic literature which appeals to youth, while encouraging positive values in the impressionable minds of future generations. To learn more about Literary Classics, you may visit their website at www.clcawards.org or www.childrensliteraryclassics.com
Everything changes, no matter what … One of my protagonists, a ten-year-old boy who probably knows more about life than I do, has realized that life is ever-changing. Mother Nature carries on without regard to what happens in our everyday lives.
If I listen well enough, I can hear the whispers of autumn. The deer, the birds, the foxes and raccoons, all behave differently. As a matter of fact, so do I. We are approaching my favorite time of year. It’s when my writing is at it’s best, both in quality and in quantity.
Do you have a season that draws excellence from you?
If you’re one of my Twitter-followers @KSJones2011, let me apologize now. I’ve been part of a Twitter Flash Mob for #CleanReads and I have never sent out so many tweets (and retweets) in my life! But I must say, I can get pretty creative when I need to be. I even tweeted about my dog not being in my book … No, seriously.
To move on, that is. Now that the book is published, a writer should set it aside and write another one, right? Not so fast … I have found that the hardest thing to do is to move on to the writing of the next book, because all the characters from this one moved into my house lock, stock and barrel. They slept in the same room with me, ate dinner at the same table, they even showered when I did. And frankly, they didn’t move out when the book ended. So now, I have a wonderful ten-year-old boy and his grandfather wanting to move in. And I want them to move in! But it’s crowded in a weird sort of way. It’s as if separate dimensions exist within my walls. People from each book reside on a different plane, and although they never meet, it’s my home so I live with all of them. I wonder what it’s like at Stephen King’s house?