John Isaac Jones

John Isaac Jones is a retired journalist currently living and writing at Merritt Island, Florida.


For more than thirty years, “John I.,” as he prefers to be called, was a reporter and writer for media outlets throughout the world.


These included local newspapers in his native Alabama, The National Enquirer, News of the World in London, the Sydney Morning Herald, and NBC television.


He is the author of five novels, a short story collection and five novellas.


The greatest gift life has to offer, John I. says, is peace of mind.


“Anyone who says they have only one life to live must have never read a book.”


Old-fashioned stories that touch the heart!

Books by Author John Isaac Jones

An Affair to Remember!

Rating:5 out of 5 blossoms!

By Tammy Windsor


This book was SO enjoyable that, once I picked it up, I could not put it down. I literally read all night long to finish it! The plot was well-developed and had just the right amount of Southern charm and quaint “small town Georgia” feel. And, I should know, as I am a small town Georgian, myself! The plot line was interesting and moved at a good, steady pace, never stalling or going flat.


The characters are rich and vibrant, full of warmth, passion and depth and are written in such a manner that you come to feel as if they are old friends you’ve always known. It was very easy to get wrapped up in the feelings and emotions of the central characters and experience them in tandem. The deep loneliness, frenetic sexual angst, hollow longing, all-consuming joy of true love and soul-rending despair were all palpable.


The descriptive details were outstanding and invitingly drew me in. I could very nearly smell the fragrant peach trees, fresh hay and old, wooden timbers of the barn. I felt the hot, summer sun baking my skin, the oppressive, humid air sitting heavy in my lungs and the chilly water of the river being playfully splashed on me. I could have sworn I could hear the wind rustling with a whisper through the crisp autumn leaves, the squawking and quacking of the plethora of ducks bobbing on the water’s surface and the low, plaintive bawling of the baby calf that had been separated from his mother during milking time. I could almost taste the delicate sweetness of the rustic peach pie, the cool, refreshing purity of the water at the natural spring and the ambrosial headiness of passion’s first kiss.


The overall theme of the book put me in mind of one of my very favorite movies, The Bridges of Madison County. This book made me laugh, cry, sigh and wax nostalgic. Oh, and there’s a real humdinger of a twist that comes out of nowhere and leaves you stunned and emotionally annihilated. Just thought I’d throw that 411 in there! I am really looking forward to reading more from Jones.


*I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to read and leave a voluntary and honest review should I choose to do so.


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“This fast paced novel deftly tackles complicated questions of sacrifice, loyalty, and grief while keeping the suspense high until the story’s final twist. This book should especially appeal to fans of star-crossed romances. A knotty, engaging tale of lost hope and lonely nights.” –  Kirkus Reviews

“I could hear Elvis singing as tears fell on the last page of the book. One of the best short stories I’ve ever read.” — Amazon reviewer

“Thanks, John Isaac Jones! I loved this book! Beautifully written, edited, and oh, so entertaining! Thank you for the ‘insider’ look of what really goes on behind the scenes of tabloid journalism, and yes, readers, it IS journalism.” – Amazon reviewer
An engaging tale of murder, redemption and the search for God.” – Amazon reviewer.
Author John Isaac Jones writes with elegant simplicity, yet his narrative is rich with detail and the keen observation of the human character. Jones’s easy-going and familiar story-telling voice and descriptions place the reader in the heart of each story. The stories are simply told yet contains a paradox, an irony, a heartfelt lesson in love and life.  ALABAMA STORIES provides a beautifully understated and compelling glimpse into human experience. –IndieReader reviewer

“A compelling short story, with several unexpected twists at the end. Well written, interesting progression of the story, then Bam, a twist to the left then to the right….Since it is a short story, impossible to give any details without giving away the story. Worth a read and makes you think!” – Amazon reviewer