SIGNS OF LIFE

Dennis Jung – author

Dear Readers: I just completed my eighth novel, and some of you might be happy top know I resurrected the character of Harper Harris, the photojournalist and foreign correspondent. I guess I wasn’t quite finished with the arc of her story. For those of you unfamiliar with Harper, I suggest you read the first chapters of her trilogy in my sampler section.

I expect this book with the working title “STATES OF EXILE” will come out in early fall. If you go to ABOUT MY BOOKS section, you may read a brief synopsis and essay about this latest work. My last novel, THE ANGEL’S CHAIR was selected as a finalist in the New Mexico-Arizona Book awards in the Adventure/Drama category. All of my books are available on Amazon. THE ANGEL’S CHAIR  is also available in soft cover directly from the BookBaby store (on line) I do have some copies of all my novels available for my local readers if you wish to contact me. I have included short essays about my stories under the Books Header. As always, I welcome feedback via email or my blog. Reviews on the Amazon site are also greatly appreciated



    My fourth novel, THE LANGUAGE OF THE DEAD was selected as a finalist in the 2016 New Mexico – Arizona Book Awards. It was the third installment in a trilogy featuring the character of Harper Harris. First chapters of all of my stories may be found in the Sampler section. You may also read more about my stories in my author’s notes in the BOOKS section.

    My first novel, STILL LIFE IN A RED DRESS, was selected as a finalist in the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award in the Adventure/Drama category. This novel also won First Place in the Mystery/Suspense category in the 2011 Southwest Writers Workshop Annual Awards.  There was a nice mention of my novel on my publisher’s blog site  that I have included in my blog.

    I became interested in writing novels after receiving encouragement from friends who read my letters relating my travels in Asia and the Pacific. My use of visual imagery and my strong sense of place are what make my novels as much an escape to a geographical location as the mental landscape of my characters. Tapping into my background in anthropology, I weave into my stories a sense of the mythical and the universal in the human experience – the drama and the conflicts that consume us all, regardless of culture.

    For some additional insight into my take on writing fiction, I encourage you to go to my blog page and read my short essay THE ART OF THE LIE.  My novels appeal to readers who enjoy an escape to a world outside their experience. My characters, many of them loosely based on actual people, are often complicated and flawed, and for that reason, they don’t fit neatly into ones expectations of their motives, actions, or the outcomes of my stories. I also like to weave into my stories threads of history, a certain philosophical viewpoint, and my own personal viewpoint of the human condition. What I hope to accomplish is to tell a good story. I hope you enjoy them.

     My email is djung@cybermesa.com

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