December 12, 2017
Jimmie Collier, a former Marine and a self-described “student of life” has completed his new book, “Jack and Jimmie’s Journeys” a bitter-sweet account of young brothers struggling to find their way in a rapidly-changing American Midwest landscape.
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Collier’s autobiographical account of his childhood largely focuses on his older brother, Jack, who was diagnosed with, and eventually succumbed to, sickle cell disease.
Jimmie shares, “On so many occasions in my adult life, I recall information and knowledge I received from my big brother Jack. Although Jack was only four years older than I was, he possessed wisdom and knowledge far greater than I did. I regarded him as an adult when I was a child. Even now when I recall some of the things he taught me, I must remind myself he was just a kid—a skinny little kid with big, bulging eyes.”
Throughout the course of the narrative, readers are treated to the insights, compassion–and occasional mischief–that defined Jack. Some “staples” of childhood in the 1950s Midwest like clubhouses, comic books, and rambling adventures are recounted in striking and fondly-remembered detail, though the ever-looming specter of Jack’s illness hangs over the proceedings, lending a tangible emotional weight to the accounts of childhood wonderment.
Seemingly always older than his age, Jack was taken from the world–and thus the author–far too soon, but the lessons learned, and subsequently divulged to readers, demonstrate that the quantity of a life says little about its quality.
Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase “Jack and Jimmie’s Adventures” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Kobo, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.
About Page Publishing:
Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create – not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.
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