Everyday Folks Volume 2: A Short Story Collection
Tell us about your latest book. What is it about?
Set in a 21st century South Florida, Everyday Folks: A Short Story Collection, is a journey into the lives of everyday people. The eighteen-story collection provides an earnest and (at times) humorous outlook about life. In “Beware of Gremlins”, an employee deals with the maniacal tendencies of a supervisor. In “Waiting for an Appointment”, a young man’s visit to the doctor proves to be anything other than regular. In “Miccosukee”, a mother and daughter’s encounter with a celebrity makes for a laughable bonding experience. In “Near the Shore’s Edge”, a middle-aged man chooses to make the ultimate decision that may change his life. For 15 years, Everyday Folks has delivered fictional, short stories about everyday people who experience life’s challenges, opportunities, or complexities… in ways only the common people will understand.
What inspired you to write this book?
I am fascinated with people. Every day people have stories too. They aren’t always rich. Some are highly educated. Others prefer to take bus transportation. I wanted to create a work or series that pays homage to everyday folks.
What’s next for you as an author?
I’m currently working on EF, Volume 3. Concurrently, I’m launching a new web channel series titled, “Virtual Hangout with Artists & Writers.” The venue will be hosted for free each week via my author website and social media platforms. In addition, I’m working with independent producers to turn the stories in the EF series into short films. Lastly, I’m working on a draft of a screen play with an independent producer. I can’t say much about it now, but it’s definitely an incredible work in the progress.
Learn more about Billy P. Jones and his book, “Everyday Folks, Volume 2′ along with all of his other project at billypauljones.com.
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