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Raleigh Author Jon Batson Wins First Prize in News and Observer 2014 Ghost Story Contest
With titles ranging from conspiracy theories, to suspense to science fiction award-winning Raleigh writer Jon Batson is never at a loss for words.
By: Jon Batson, Author
"Without an concrete idea in my head I just started writing what I call a 'laundry list of concepts' till one bit," said the multi-award winning writer. "I originally wrote the story at the request of Amy Benevento who organizes and conducts the Annual Oakwood Ghost Walk. Amy said the story was a big hit with the crowd."
Jon found out about the contest from a few of his friends and fans. Seems they knew he was in the midst of final edits and cover art for his science fiction series Adventures of a Space Bum and didn't want him to miss out. Jon figured since he had a story, he'd send it in.
A prolific writer of song lyrics, stories and novels he also facilitates the creation of books and eBooks for independent authors. With titles ranging from conspiracy theories, to suspense to science fiction, Jon has made the shift from artist to author look seemingly effortless. Just when you think you understand the players, the plot and the purpose – the shift happens and you’re betwixt confusion and clarity.
Read "Rain On St. Mary Street" in the Life, etc section of the N&O 10/29 edition, on their site at http://www.newsobserver.com/
Jon lives with his wife, Eileen, in Raleigh, NC and is currently writing his next novel.
About Jon Batson
Award-winning author Jon Batson is a prolific writer with over a dozen novels to his credit. His most recent Adventures of a Space Bum continues his foray into science fiction. The Trasaron Chronicles, MarsQuake and Doll Bodies are a few of his tales in this popular genre. His gritty, often irreverent style strikes a chord of contemplation and demands your attention with subtle innuendo and carefully scattered satire. Jon lives with his wife in Raleigh, NC, where he is writing his next novel. http://www.TheRealJonBatson.com JonBatson@live.com
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