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Jimmie Aaron Kepler is a military brat. He grew up in a career United States Air Force family. In his youth, he worked in a grocery store, warehouse, a folk-rock band as a rhythm guitar player, vendor at a major league baseball stadium, and for a milk distributor. He graduated college with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with minors in English and military science.

Jimmie served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army on active duty for three years and then five years in the United States Army Reserves. He graduated from the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Airborne School, Platoon Leader Maintenance Management Course, The Army Maintenance Management Course, and the USAF Aircraft Loading Course. Honorably discharged as a Captain, Ordnance Corps. Following active duty, he went to graduate school completing Master of Religious Education and Master of Arts degrees. During graduate school, he worked as a custodian, painter, educator, and as a route auditor for a soft drink distributor. He worked as a director of education and private school principal for sixteen years before transitioning to the computer science field. He completed a Doctor of Education degree in educational administration with a specialization in motivational theory in management in 1987.

Jimmie sold his first magazine article over 35 years ago. He has sold nonfiction, inspirational,  how-to magazine articles including getting three covers and short stories in the science fiction and horror genre. His novels include Miss Sarah’s Secret and The Rebuilder. He has a short story collection titled Charlie’s Bells. Also available are Invasion of the Prairie Dogs, The Cup, The Paintings, Miracle at the Gibson Farm: A Christmas Story as well as Gone Electric: A Poetry Collection of 109 poems. All are available on Amazon. He is an active member of Wholehearted Writing in Dallas. He regularly reviews books in the military history genre for several publishers.

Jimmie went back to college studying computer science in the late 1990s. He completed the core curriculum for a computer science degree as well as earned induction in for Phi Theta Kappa for his academic excellence. Jimmie is CompTIA A+, i-Net+ and Network+ computer certified. While born in Texas, he has lived in Ohio, Illinois, South Carolina, Arizona, New Hampshire, Kansas, Georgia, Louisiana, California, Washington, and Texas. He has three grown children and one granddaughter. His blog Kepler’s Book Reviews was named a top 100 blog for history buffs by OnlineSchools.org.

Jimmie is an information technology application support engineer specializing in Salesforce for a Fortune 500 privately held company.


7 Comments

  1. Sally Robinson Montague says:

    Hi Jimmie,
    Did not know you had become a writer! I enjoyed the piece about Buna’s “Poka-dot House”. When traveling through the town, I would always look for that house! Hope you and your family are well.
    Sally Robinson Montague

  2. Charlotte says:

    Good to see you again Jimmie.

  3. Hollin Scott says:

    Just wanted to let you know that you have received the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! http://hollinscott.com/2012/07/30/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  4. fromsonika says:

    Thank you for following my blog and the comment. But I do not know about Ocho you mentioned ! It would be great if you can shed some light on it 🙂

  5. Eric says:

    Thank you Jim for subscribing to my blog. I have signed up to ‘follow’ yours. Let us encourage each other in our passion for writing and poetry. All good wishes, Eric

  6. Chris Bartley says:

    Amidst the awesome literary pieces on your blog, I find this one the most inspiring. It somehow gives me hope that although I’m not a polymath, I too can be successful at writing like you are! Thanks..

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