Author Archives: JHarrison

About JHarrison

I've been a musician, a business owner, a minister, and an author. I'm still heavily involved in three of those four pursuits, and miss my music a lot. My books are about the trials and tribulations of deeply flawed people, becasue I know no other kind.

E Pluribus Bellum

That’s not a typo. I know the national motto is E Pluribus Unum — “Out of Many, One.”  It just seems to me that the body politic is more splintered than ever, more entrenched in political viewpoints they will defend … Continue reading

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What Do Readers Tell Their Sons?

While reading a blog post by Kathy Eden on the wisdom or lack thereof of “writing what you know,” I came across this statement: I’m highly skeptical of men trying to write women characters. I don’t know about you, but … Continue reading

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T-Minus 2: Comebacks and Controversy

    Everybody loves an improbable comeback, a victory snatched from the jaws of defeat.  Unless you’ve been living in an alternate universe,  you know that the New England Patriots just won their fifth world championship. And they did it … Continue reading

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Don’t Kick the Bears

Today is T-minus five. The Great Leap Forward is set for Thursday, February 9. That’s the date the e-book should appear alongside the print version of Fighting Back. It’s also the day I hope to see my novel  catapulted to … Continue reading

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Because Destiny. Or Clerical Error.

I’ve been planning my book launch for a while now. Tuesday, February 7 would be the big day. There would be a daily countdown on this blog, and multiple events on launch day. Well, the calendar is changing. Due a … Continue reading

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I’m with Anton

Having been raised on classical music, there are lots of composers whose work I like. But there aren’t many I can relate to. I mean it’s hard to feel much in common with someone like Mozart, a genius who wrote … Continue reading

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Life Imitating Art

Spoiler alert: The following post contains a spoiler for my forthcoming novel Fighting Back.  If you’d rather be surprised by the plot points, skip this one and wait for my next post later this week. If you don’t mind knowing … Continue reading

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