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 26 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, and 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 no longer had time for it. After the operation, while waiting to heal enough to get back to work, I began writing in earnest, and haven't stopped since. This prompted me to become a self-published author, having now written 3 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 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 on the Amazon Kindle Platform (Kindle Direct Publishing). I currently have THREE 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 3-500 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, and RUKAANIAN EMPIRE. 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--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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KWahid Premium
Really awesome for sharing your story with us Jeff!! Yours is a great one!! Simplicity is such an amazing thing and within this journey, many aspects of not all have an aura of simplicity about it. No doubt you have the determination like the rest of us to succeed! Congrats on your continued #premium success!!

Thumbs up for your willingness to follow me on my journey! I’ll be keeping track of our progress and drop me a msg anytime for support and advice...or heck just a hello!!!

For now, good luck !!!
Khaled
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Thank you for the kind words, Khaled!

Jeff
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SnowOwl21 Premium
Hey Jeffrey, hope everything is going well. Thanks for the follow! I tried writing a novel back in high school but I lost my progress due to my computer dying on me. I was about 40 pages in too. Maybe one day I'll rewrite the story. (If I have the time.)
Brandon!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
I hear you Brandon--life sometimes gets in the way--it took me 25 years to re-start!

Jeff
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JamesBoughey Premium
Hi Jeffrey.
Thank you for following me.
I am a disabled UK veteran. I have written several books on weight management, money saving and a home business directory. The perceived wisdom here in the UK is that it is almost impossible for an unknown author to get a book published through a conventional publisher. So I am self publishing through Lulu.com.

I have two degrees, one in the biological sciences and the other a higher degree in Biochemistry and health. Also a post graduate diploma in Management Studies.

I hope to follow your progress with interest.

All the best from this side of the Pond.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Thank you, James--I appreciate your service to your country--and good luck with the books--it is my understanding that self-publishing is the wave of the future, and I have decided to catch that wave--still have not marketed my book enough yet though, but I'm motivated--you will do well, also--you'll see!

Jeff
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RobertDoyle Premium
You seem like a very interesting person with much to offer. Thanks for following me. I followed you back. May also need your advice about books too, as I have written a few for children... and if I am ever in Kansas and get locked out, I'll know who to call.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Thank you very much, Robert!

Jeff
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Marcus2020 Premium
Hello Jeffrey,
Thank you for your following note .
Uau you're a busy man: 7 kids,children, two grand children, author of so many books ( Bermuda triangle is quite a interesting subject ) , runs a locksmith store, ebay , WA member and 20,044 friends . Your time management skills are fantastic .
I will visit your Bermuda site .
All the best ,
Marcus
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Thank you Marcus--the Bermuda site is not totally up to date, but it will give you a general idea! Best success to you here in WA!!

Jeff
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