This was another great festival. Lots of interesting people and great support by the staff. We sold lots of books and today I had to order even more. Thanks for everyone that show up.
I was just notified today that my second book “Breaking From the Enemy” was just picked by the Jacksonville Public Library for their local author selection. This is a great honor. Please tell everyone that the book is available at the libraries in the Jacksonville area for a free read. See the email below!!
Dear J.R. Sharp,
Thank you for your donation of Breaking From the Enemy for consideration for the Local Author Collection at the Jacksonville Public Library. We are pleased to inform you that your book has been selected for the collection, which is housed on the first floor of the Jacksonville Public Library Main Library.
It was an honor to spend the morning with over 400 students at the Hilliard High School in Florida. As part of the “Authors in Literacy program” for the second year in the row, I can’t say enough about how important reading is to the students. This was the first year that we were able to give each student a free book. Awesome. See you next year.
If you can make the trip down to Amelia Island, you won’t want to miss the book festival. Even John Grisham is going to be there with Dave Baldacci and Diani Gabalondo.
I want to thank everyone that has supported me throughout my writing endeavors these past three years. It has been a roller coaster ride. So much has happened this year, that it would be impossible for me to write everything down. There are a couple of life events that happened this year that I would like to share:
When someone leaves us it is hard, especially when it is from a sudden illness, and you wonder what is life about and why we should continue. Those thoughts have run in my head, but as it has been so eloquently explained to me; that person was in your life for a reason. They are a part of your life and make up who you are and what life is all about which in part is getting to know people. I lost some very special people this year, but they will always be in my chapters of my life. Please embrace their lives and not dwell on their passing. Life is too short to dwell on the sadness.
Watching your family grow into mature human beings is probably the most satisfying feeling as a father, uncle, cousin or friend of a family. It is passing on the torch, which will continue to burn just fine with the next generation of Americans. The baby boomers have done an amazing job raising their children in such uncertain times. I sleep well knowing that we have past the torch.
Be safe and kind to one another. Peace out until 2019.
I am excited to report that Feeding the Enemy was selected for the “Authors in Schools Literacy Program” by the Amelia Island Book Festival committee for the second year in a row. We will be at Hilliard High School on 15 February 2018.