Foxleaf Bookstore has been generous enough to carry my books in paperback form.
Charion Slocum, the owner, is a remarkable and generous woman who videotaped this interview and posted it on YouTube.
I’m grateful to the delightful Troy D. Smith who made the interview process painless.
Added another book on Kindle and Create Space. This is the first novel I had accepted for publication, Potter’s Field. Now the small press publisher (Advance Books, Houston, TX) is out of business. I was delighted to recover the file and be able to re-release it. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KH7Q8C0
Will Henry is a novel that began as a screenplay. I could never get it short enough for a film, expanded it into a novel during recent Camp NaNoWriMo event. Will is an interesting and enterprising young man, thirteen and thrust into the role of being a man to look after his family. Have already posted the photos on this site that I used as inspiration for the characters in the novel. Loved all the research. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K5POM0O
Amazon.com: Will Henry eBook: J.R. Biery: Kindle Store
Recent book, Will Henry, is about a young teenager who gets a job on the railroad during the depression. The book is fiction, but my father actually started work at thirteen when his alcoholic father abandoned the family. Dad worked construction for most of his life, running heavy equipment on many TVA dam building projects, public parks, Oak Ridge, etc.. To help create the characters in my novel I did a lot of research, but one of the most useful tools helped me visualize the people. I found inspirational images at the Library of Congress in some archived WPA photos. Am posting a few of my favorites.