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As a proud member of the club, I’m delighted to participate in our “PAY IT FORWARD” week. Join me and let’s celebrate Award-Winning Journalist and Author Jeff Haws!
Meet Jeff Haws!
Jeff Haws is a former award-winning journalist whose writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Miami Herald, Arizona Republic, New Orleans Times-Picayune, and many other publications. He lives in Atlanta.
“What’s the difference between a writer and an author? Or maybe they’re the same thing. Hell if I know. All I know is I’m beginning the transition from the former to the latter, and it feels like climbing a mountain, though it’s a climb I feel like my 20 years of writing experience give me a tools to make. Of course, all that writing for newspapers, blogs, websites, etc., just sort of disappeared into the ether like dandelion spores once it was published. But writing a book has a permanence I like — my brilliance or idiocy will be on display for however long people still read books. Maybe longer.
I’ve taken a bit of a circuitous route to get to where I’ve found myself today, managing social media accounts, proofreading, blogging and then doing freelance writing when time allows. The path to here was strewn with newspaper jobs, furloughs, nonprofit consulting, big cities and beach towns. I’ve covered everything from the U.S. Senate to soccer, concerts to conferences, taxes to track meets.
Today, though, I’ve turned my attention to the story telling and writing long-form work, which gives me a chance to stretch out a bit and create new characters and a new world to introduce to the 4 or 5 people who probably read my books. Should be fun. Let’s do this.”
From the mind of award-winning journalist Jeff Haws, discover a powerful story showing how religion can both poison a family, and shine the way to redemption in a town that’s reeling in this overcrowded, dystopian world. If you like Gillian Flynn or Marcus Sakey’s “Brilliance” series, you want to read “Killing the Immortals” today.
Modern medicine has ended almost all involuntary death. If your brain and body are intact, you’ll be back to normal within days. Cancer is eradicated. 3-D printers provide instant replacements for damaged organs. People’s lives are continuing indefinitely.
But Richard Barker doesn’t see this as progress. He sees it as playing God, destroying a cycle of life and death that has served humanity for millennia. As Richard’s philosophy gains a larger following, and he pulls his family into the fold, he pushes forward with the plan he’s preaching—kill those who would have died if not for meddling doctors, and make sure they stay dead.
Set as an alternate vision of today, Killing the Immortals delivers a terrifying version of reality where science has achieved one of humanity’s most cherished dreams, and it’s turning into a nightmare.
“Crazy, intense read!“
“Awesome Debut from Haws“
“Brilliant concept, flawlessly executed!“
You can connect with and/or find out more about Jeff Haws on:
Twitter – @ByJeffHaws