A Writer’s Story

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Mur Lafferty and Scott Sigler after being inducted into the Podcaster Hall of Fame. Photo Copyright A. Kovas

Hello!  My name is Jimmie Aaron Kepler. My coworkers call me Jimmie. My father, brother as well as those that have known me from my youth call Jim. My uncles, aunts, and cousins call me Jimmie Aaron. This is my ever-changing website where you can follow my lifelong adventure in writing novels, poetry, non-fiction, and short stories as well as a number of varied other things.

My book, short stories, and poetry are available through Amazon. They will soon be available of iBooks Store and Kobo.

Most mornings you find me at my favorite coffee house where I write from 6:00 until 7:30 AM. I then go into my day job. I have been doing this for years. I have two completed novels doing this as well as numerous short stories.

Besides writing, I am an avid reader, listener of podcasts, and polymath.  The most recent books I have read are: In 2015 the book I have read are: The Projection Room: Green Eye Beneath by Carol Golembiewski, The Projection Room: Our Brother’s Keeper by Carol Golembiewski, The Einstein Prophecy by Robert Masello, Armada: A Novel by Ernest Cline, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Enhanced Edition: by Patrick M. Lencioni, Tidewater: A Novel by Libbie Hawker, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, How to Make a Living with Your Writing by Joanna Penn, The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir, Take Off Your Pants!: Outline Your Books for Faster, Better by Libbie Hawker, and Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield.  There is a tie for best fiction book I read in 2015. The winners are The Martian by Andy Weir and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. The best nonfiction book I read was Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield. I also read military history books and review them at Kepler’s Book eviews.

Podcasts I listen to regularly are: I Should Be Writing and Ditch Diggers by Mur Lafferty, The Creative Penn by Joanna Penn, The Tech Guy by Leo Laporte, Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing, Odyssey Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Podcast, and Triangulation. My favorite by far is anything by Mur Lafferty. I have been following her trek in writing for a decade. I listen to them during my daily commute. On average my drive is one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon. I also listen while I walk.

In 2015 I completed the manuscript for The Rain Dome on Mars. I had a couple of short stories and poems published as well. I attended the Colorado Christian Writer’s Conference at Estes Park in May and The East Texas Christian Writer’s Conference in October.

I am an active member of Wholehearted Writer’s Group.

Check in regularly to follow my adventure as a speculative fiction writer and poet.


 

Author: Jimmie Aaron Kepler, Ed.D.

Jimmie Aaron Kepler is a full-time writer. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, to a career military father and stay at home mother. He lived in six states and attended eight different schools before graduating high school. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in English and Military Science from The University of Texas at Arlington, Master of Arts and Master of Religious Education degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the Doctor of Education degree. Before writing full-time, he worked as a US Army officer for 10-years, religious educator for 18-years, and as an IT software application engineer for over 20-years. He is a widower. He lives in North Texas with his cat Lacey.