About JeffreyBrown
Joined November 2017
Hello everyone, my name is Jeff and I am originally from Dallas, Texas, though I have lived in Kansas for the last 33 years. I am a 52 year old married man with seven children and two grandchildren. I am a Christian, a United States Army veteran, and a locksmith in my town, which is Junction City, KS USA, home to Ft. Riley and the US Army's BIG RED ONE--First Infantry Division. After the Army, and while I was still attending Kansas State University, I started my own business here--it's called J & J Locksmith Service, and has been a successful going concern for the past 27 years.

I became a proud 1996 graduate of Kansas State University--GO WILDCATS--with degrees in Accounting, Management, and Finance, and a minor in Economics. The diploma certainly looks good on the wall, but since I already had my business started, I stuck with it, since I enjoyed being my OWN boss, and realized there was no turning back after that initial taste of success.

As I've gotten older, I found out I was a type two diabetic, after an infection in my right foot forced me to have all the toes and half the rest of it amputated in December of 2015, I have slowed down somewhat--even though I manage quite well without it. Since I was a kid I had always been writing stories in spiral notebooks, continuing in the army at times when I was on guard duty, etc., but after I finished school and got serious into my business, I found that I no longer had time for it. After the operation, while waiting to heal enough to get back to work, I began writing again in earnest, and haven't stopped since. This prompted me to become a self-published author, having now written 6 historical science-fiction novels (These were combined from 12 of 17 that I've written into longer books which seem to be selling better) under the name J. Lynn Brown--which is my first initial and my full middle and last name. I do this to differentiate myself from a prolific author with many works by the same given name as mine so that I might also stand out.

The novels start at the end of the American Civil War and follow a large group of Confederate refugees who flee the United States to search for a new place to call home after the defeat of the Confederacy. During their voyage, they get hopelessly lost in the Bermuda Triangle ending up in another magical place with some interesting fantasy creatures and other characters, with a little magic and everyday life mixed in for good measure. The novels are part of a series called Bermuda's Secret (The very first one of which is called Bermuda's Secret). I have placed them on the Amazon Kindle Platform (Kindle Direct Publishing). I currently have FIVE published on Amazon right now, with many more in the works. If anyone is interested you can go to Amazon, and search using the keywords Bermuda's Secret Magical. This should bring up my novels, which average between 2-400 pages each. If anyone chooses to read them I would appreciate a review--good or bad, I NEED the criticism or praise to let me know how I am doing. The current titles are BERMUDA'S SECRET, TERAMISSIAN CONFEDERATION, RUKAANIAN EMPIRE, WARFARE on the ISLAND, DESPERATE DEFENSE, and RUKAANIAN RESURGENCE. There is still another that I'm working on called SPRING INVASION which hopefully will be ready by the end of 2020. I also managed to release a small dystopian satirical book about Municipal Government Run Amok called THE COUNTY. Best of all, you can also read them for free if you're an Amazon Prime member (I think only in the US and possibly the UK). If you aren't a prime member, they are all reasonably priced, $7.99 or less depending on if they're on sale, AND AGAIN, I COULD CERTAINLY USE THE REVIEWS.

Wealthy Affiliate will eventually be VERY instrumental in my marketing plan for these serial novels, and other books that I'm working on--I already have domain names purchased and a few websites for my books and other niches, but I'm just reading and learning here for right now, though I'll eventually get all those sites up and running a lot better than they are now. (I know--procrastination!)

During my locksmith career and my budding writing career, I've also been a long-time avid EBAY store owner (since 2002), and that takes up a lot of my extra time as well My user id is texasnational, and my store is called Tex's Surplus and collectibles. Even though I sound pretty busy, I believe that having these three income sources will pan-out in the long-run. I have never been one to place all my eggs in one basket, since usually at least one avenue is generating income for me, if there is a down-turn in any of the others. Occasionally, they all three kick in, though not often...YET!

As I said before, this WA platform is just what I'm looking for to enhance my different interests with the use of the websites since the internet is the way for the future, and the education, coupled with the vibrant and helpful community here is out of this world, so I figured why not? The people here are genuine and pretty cool. Besides, this could be the platform that finally ties everything else together for me and helps it all run smoother! Best SUCCESS to everyone who joins--for the cost, in my opinion, it is money well spent--you couldn't even pay for one decent half-semester college class for the annual WA dues! It truly is a University of Opportunity, Wealth, and knowledge for those who apply themselves!!
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Money I would be happy earning
$25,000
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
ANYTHING over that amount
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
Thats a little harder to answer, but as much as I can spare
 
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JeffreyBrown Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
$25,000

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
ANYTHING over that amount

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
Thats a little harder to answer, but as much as I can spare
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that's what i really want to say in my head lol
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mmchen Premium
Great goals!
I hope they come true!

All the best,
Markus
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aNathanJB Premium
I hope you reach your goals, Jeff! I think your first goal will be achievable with dedication :)

~ Nathan JB
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JeffreyBrown Premium
It's a distinct possibility, Nathan!

Jeff
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Hi Jeff!

I really enjoyed reading about you. I have no doubt you will surpass your goals and continue to set new ones. I wish you the best in your journey!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Thank you very much, Chi! I believe that you too, will achieve all your goals here in WA!

Jeff
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allysin Premium
@JeffreyBrown Thanks for the follow, Jeff. I'm now following you as well :) Wish you all the best of success when achieving your goals!

Alena
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Much appreciated, Alena! Enjoy your weekend!

Jeff
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Actionstep1 Premium
Hi Jeffrey thanks for the follow I follow you back:) Read your profile and it is interesting as there are many opposites in ways. You are a Christian and have been in the Military, must have given you alot of strength while being on duty. Later on in life you studied as wel! Hats of for all of your accomplishments. I wish you good luck with your desease that ca'nt be easy. Nowadays there is so much possible with deseases. If you are interested ask me if I have received some interesting info I can always look for you. Wishing you lots of success in your business and I am sure it will be a success! See you online.:) Greetings Menka
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KoenGerard Premium
hey Jeff, amazing story . Hard working men with perseverance , so, no doubt that you will keep on succeeding. About your books, just an idea, setting up a website and everyday share a few pages of 1 of yours books . You can do this as an audio book, try to get the people there and they can contact you . I do not know if it will work but it is just a thought . See it as an exciting storyteller.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Thanks for the suggestion Koen. I have a couple of websites started--thats it, just started, and dormant right now, but I like your idea--i was thinking about something similar, but have been too busy writing. I'm going to be getting them soon again, I hope!

Jeff
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catgurrl Premium
Hi Jeffrey,
I wanted to thank you for following me, and I have followed you back in return! You have such an interesting story. I was born and raised not far from you, in Longview, Texas. I lived as an adult in Dallas, Texas for awhile. And, also being a writer, I was awed by the amount of writing you have done! That is fantastic. I will be looking up (and reading) your books, and I will leave my feedback, if you like. Have a wonderful evening!
~Cat (Siannon)
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JeffreyBrown Premium
So nice to meet a fellow Texan here--and a writer to boot. I certainly remember Longview--my parents drove us through there every summer on the way to Louisiana to visit relatives. Have you written any books yourself? I'd check them out. I have followed you back, and best success to you here in WA!!

Jeff
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MBassett Premium
@JeffreyBrown Thanks for the follow. First things first; thanks for your service to our country. Greatly appreciated! Sounds like you have your hands full and doing a fine job of juggling all the balls at the same time.

I'm the new kid on the block but looking forward to exploring the opportunities WA holds. Liking what I see so far. Hope all the paths will converge for you and have smooth sailing.

-Mike
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Thank you for the kind sentiments, Mike, and best continued success to you here in WA!!

Jeff
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Hi Jeff Amazing s story you share with us .I am glad to hear from you .Wish you are strong,confident,and keep do what you do now. So sad if you take care your health you didnot end up ... I worked more than 28 years in hospital,saw many patients suffer ,even baby new born ....Diabetic can be cure but who face cancer sometimes no hope
You are a fighter I am admire you.You are not give up and find something as WA to help you .Wish you are happy and have time with your kids and family
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Thank you for the kind sentiments and have a great journey here in WA!!

Jeff
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