Friday, September 7, 2012

Free eBook from Amazon - Key West Short Stories

At Amazon on 9-8 and 9-9-12 you can get a free copy of my eBook Key West Short Stories - Part 1

Here is Chapter One from Plane Crash in Key West which is included in Key West Short Stories

Monday, August 13, 2012

Key West Real Estate for Sale

Key West Real Estate for Sale: Search and view real estate for sale in Key West Florida with Joe D Wells

Saturday, August 4, 2012

A Bump in the Crowd by Joe D Wells

First part of - A Bump in the Crowd

Awaken cold
It’s early in Key West
The mornings bring my freedom
I linger feeling safe
Rising I look back
Seeing what I have escaped
Another one gone by

Read the rest at Amazon

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Free eBooks

Key West Poems - Part 1 - Ramblings of a Mad Key West Poets

Friday, July 13, 2012

Key West Poet Joe D Wells

I was ask which of my poems was my favorite.  Well, I wrote them and like them all, but I must say, I enjoy reading Dark Dark Dark.  It really flows well, or at least when I read it.

Dark Dark Dark
By: Joe D Wells

Dark Dark Dark is the light
Dark Dark Dark is the hope
With callused torn hands,
Slippery from the sweat 
Rolling down from his harden arms of twisted steel
He spits into them to firm his grip upon his splintered pick handle
High into the air the pick head rises
Down Down Down it flies
You hear the wind passing over the pick handle
You hear the groan from its wheeler
As the air leaves his body and his chest tightens 
Calling upon all his might, the pick head strikes home
It bounces off the harden rock
The pick handle shudders, sending the vibrations up his arms
He briefly stops to survey his strike area

You can read the rest of this poem and more at 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Review of Key West Short Stories

 Heartwarming April 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A very deep, well written book of short stories! You will laugh, cry and wonder why some things turn out the way they do. The author reveals his joy and the importance to him of precious time spent with his family. You will be brought to tears while reading a mother saying her goodbyes to her three young children as she loses her battle with cancer. I loved them all!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Key West Writer Joe D Wells Interview

Author of the book - The Last Ruble - A Story is Born
1. Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
I will normally just start with a basic idea, then as I begin to writing, the characters in the story guide my writing.  I follow their path, as they speak to me.

2. How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children's books, etc.)?
I like fiction, it does not limit my imagenation, plus I like adventure stories.

3. What kind of research did you do for this book?
For the financial side of this book, I lived it, working with and for Wall Street firms for twenty years, then for the other side, I try to bring my characters to life and let them tell me what to write.

4. What's a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal  ?
I normally write early in the morning, say around four or five am, when my brain is fresh.  I sometimes write at my home in old town Key West, just off Duval Street, but for the most part, I write in the back of our cafe, also located in old town Key West, Florida.  As for goals, well I really to don't set goals i.e how many pages will I sit down and write, because I feel this might force me to write and if I am forcing myself to write, then I feel my characters do not have time to develop and tell me where are trying to go.

5. What is the hardest part of writing for you?
Stopping.  Once I get going, I really go, but writing tries my brain and body, so I have to make myself stop or  I am afraid, I might loose track of what my characters are trying to tell me.

6. What’s the best thing about being an author?
Self satifaction or perhaps better put, accomplishing a goal.

7. What are you working on now?
Part two of this book - The Last Ruble

8. What advice would you give aspiring writers?
Just do it and never give up.

9. Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?
Poe, Dickens and a few others.
10. How long does it take to write a book?
The Last Ruble took about three months, but I would guess,  each book if going to be different.  I do not put time limits on myself.
11. What is The Last Ruble - A Story is Born - about?

    I get ask a lot “What is your book about?”  This is a tough question to answer without giving the book away, but a book, to me is a journey.  I try to touch on all of one’s emotions i.e. Love, hate, death, romance, mystery, adventure and of course one must have a humor or I think you would go crazy in life.  I think my book, The Last Ruble, also focuses on loyalty, not only to loved ones, but to one’s self.  Loyalty to me is one of the major foundations in life.

     There are two main characters in my book, Jack Rivers who lives in the current times and Vladimir, a Russia soldier, who lives in a past years.  Together they travel many of the same paths in life, while searching for peace.  Their travels around the world and over the years bring them across the paths of many different people from different cultures and both seek to understand the meaning of peace within, although the cards they are handed to play are not always a winning hand.

     Not only will many of your emotions be touched in my book, but you will end up pulling for my main characters, as you live with them, as they come upon the cross roads in life they encounter.

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