Jack was destined to be an alcoholic. His father, Billy, is a happy-go-lucky drunk from East Texas whose behavior varies from outdated to outrageous. He isn’t a bad person, but he tends to make bad decisions. Billy drives his life like he drives his truck: under the influence.
Against all odds, Jack escapes his fifty-percent-alcohol-by-volume fate. How? He meets a girl, of course. Samantha rescues Jack from his path of self-destruction. Fast-forward twenty years, and Jack’s life is nearly perfect: he has the job, the house, a wonderful marriage, and a 10-year-old son he loves more than anything.
But life is never perfect…is it?
Texas Jack is a compelling story about family relationships, forgiveness, and finding harmony with those you love. From lighthearted and humorous to achingly painful, it captures real people, at their best and worst, and chronicles the choices they must make along the way.
Targeted Age Group: 30-60
Book Price: .99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Literary Fiction involves more internal struggles (versus external) than other genres. It also applies more focus on prose and style.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write every day; never give up. Be a professional…seek ways to improve your craft.
Bart Hopkins is originally from Galveston, Texas, but has lived in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, South Korea, and Germany. He has also been on brief forays into Bosnia and Kuwait. He was born in the middle of the 1970s.
The author has a BS in Liberal Arts and an MA in Adult Education; he has served in the United States Air Force for nearly 19 years as a Meteorologist. For now, Bart writes when he can, in those spare moments between work, Scouts, and soccer games. One day soon, he hopes to devote all of his time to bringing the characters in his head to life.
Bart’s passions include reading, traveling, photography, writing, and sharing time with his beautiful wife and three awesome children.
TEXAS JACK is Bart’s second novel. His first, FLUKE, was co-authored with his friend, David Elliott, during their back-to-back deployments. He also has a short story published in Paranormal Anthology with a TWIST.
You can learn more about the author, and contact him, through his website: www.barthopkins.com. He’s always happy to hear from readers.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Tough question with no clear answer; however, different people and times in my life were an influence. Being a father was an influence. The characters were in my head, waiting to get out.