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Booksie Address: http://www.booksie.com/JimAndrus
Country: United States
Favorite book: Anything by Nicholas Sparks :)
Member Since: Sep 15, 2009

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The Crossing by Jim Andrus

Article by JimAndrus
Posted: Oct 8, 2010
A true story of two men in a small boat caught up in a...
Tags:hurricane, adventure, wind, waves, newport, sea, storm, ocean, beach, ship, island

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First Impressions of Silver City, New Mexico, July 2009

Article by JimAndrus
Posted: Sep 15, 2009
A reflective, humorous first person narrative of a visit...

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The Crossing by Jim Andrus

Article by JimAndrus
Posted: Oct 8, 2010
A true story of two men in a small boat caught up in a...

Day Two On The Job

Article by JimAndrus
Posted: Sep 16, 2009
Short, humorous narrative of my 2nd day on the club as...

First Impressions of Silver City, New Mexico, July 2009

Article by JimAndrus
Posted: Sep 15, 2009
A reflective, humorous first person narrative of a visit...



"A writer lives, at least, in a state of astonishment. Beneath any feeling he has of the good or evil of the world lies a deeper one of wonder at it all. To transmit that feeling, he writes." William Sansom

I love this quote, as this is the challenge and joy of writing.  To attempt to pen the feelings and emotions that experiences and observations bring into your life in a way that will grip and entertain the reader.  I try to bring a real and sometimes humorous perspective to the stories I pen.  

My real job, the one that pays the bills, is being the general manager of country clubs and currently, a yacht club.  It is a very demanding career in that my job description, in a capsule, is to, "provide a level of experience to 400 Type A personalities in a way that none of them will ever complain".   I will die early, trying to accomplish this. 

I do not have a quick wit.  My mind likes to observe, likes to watch and likes to imagine.  I am not comfortable in social gatherings, feeling uncomfortable that I can't tell a joke without forgetting the punch line, and know that my timing is usually off when relating a story or event.  Why? I am not sure, maybe because my mind is more interested in trying to convey the emotion of an event, rather than the content.  

I marvel at the amazing talent of authors to spin a tale, develop a mystery in a way that captivates the reader so much that they can't set the book down.  Is there anything better than getting lost in a book?  The world and its cares simply slip away and you are transported into a wonderful adventure or romance...reading a good book is like a vacation for your mind.

Enjoy my feeble attempts and I hope that something I have shared touched your heart.  If it did, let me know, I would love to hear from you.  Life is short, so live with passion, share compassion, love deeply and appreciate the blessings of family and friends.    

Jim Andrus, September 15, 2009

"If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." Toni Morrison

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