by Jerry Haynes

Jason Campbell was born to Cotton Mill parents. He dreamed of the day that, as the New River flowed through on its way to bigger and better waters, he also would be literally swept away to a bigger and better life. He was. He shook the dust of the small town of Fries off his shoes to become a man of wealth and importance. By the age of 50, he had written a best selling novel and had the world at his fingertips. He had the perfect life.

Or did he?

Follow the roller-coaster life of Jason Campbell as he leaves the town of Fries, only to come back and discover that even the tallest oak is only strong if it has deep roots.

But was it too late for Jason? Had his roots rotted away? Or did watching the walls of the Cotton Mill come crashing to the ground, at the same time that his life was crashing down around him, help him discover the truly important things in life?

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Appalachian writer Jerry L. Haynes grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia. After graduating from Fries High School in 1969, he attended VA Tech where he graduated with a Civil Engineering degree in 1977, after serving four years in the US Navy.

Although Haynes always enjoyed writing, he didn’t pen his first novel until 2006 when he self-published A Cotton Mill Town Christmas. He followed with his second novel, The Cotton Mill. Both were loosely based upon his growing up in Fries. He says his first two books are 1/3 fact, 1/3 fiction, and 1/3 just plain fantasy.

Next came two historical fictions. The Saga of Caty Sage is based on the epic true story of five-year old Caty Sage who disappeared from her Elk Creek, Virginia farm in 1792, and her family’s fifty year search for her. Mountain Justice is based upon the aftermath of the Hillsville courthouse tragedy of 1912 when a Richmond journalist, after the execution of Floyd and Clyde Allen, traveled to southwest Virginia to follow Floyd’s final wish for him “to find the truth.”

Haynes has written the non-fiction works entitled The All New, & Improved, You and Climbing Mt. Happiness: The Haynes Hierarchy of Hope and Happiness. He also presents these as a motivational seminars.

The author’s passion though is the work he does through his website /blog www.BringingHopeAndHappiness.com.

The author has spoken before audiences from Roanoke (VA) to Romania. He lives with his wife Judy in Dublin, Virginia and can be reached at handh_services@hotmail.com or through his website.

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