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A stinging Southern style in both fiction and nonfiction..... (Writer's Review, 2005) (photo dated 2005)

Background Information

"If I have something to say, or a story to tell, putting it into words is pure joy. Writing is everlasting, and the written word is still the world's great motivator.If I'm lucky enough to be told by someone they enjoyed my work, the feeling of a simple man that his work has influenced at least one person is gratitude enough."

(Jack Key-- interview with Bookwurm, 2006)

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Dr. Key is a retired health care professional and was a co-founder of a medical and nuclear imaging firm in Tennessee. Since retirement he has authored several books and feature articles. His articles have appeared on several noted news and commentary sites on the world-wide web, and also as features in several newspapers and magazines.

He is a veteran of U.S. Navy aviation, having served in Patrol Squadron 45 (VP-45) and flying the last remaining flying boats in the Navy during the mid to late1950's.

Jack Key's writing career began when writing professional and research papers and articles during his clinical practice, and as time permitted, he published his first novel, Gideon's Trumpet, in 2005. Jack Key writes on a variety of mainstream issues, politics, history and current events as well as select features articles.

His writing has been heavily influenced by his childhood in  rural Tennessee, living at the Delaware seashore during adolescence and high school and later his graduate studies in Philadelphia, PA.


Birth Place
Loudon, TN USA

Published author, retired healthcare professional, Naval veteran (aviation).

Additional Information

Latest novel is "Gideon's Trumpet" (Nov. 2005) ISBN: 1-4137-9763-6. "Cherryfields: A Collection of Southern Stories" will be released at the publisher's discretion. "Pike Creek" is a novel set in the War of 1812 and is a work in progress. A recent article on Gen. Paul W. Tibbets death, who was the pilot of the B-29 "Enola Gay", that dropped the first atomic weapon in WWII, has received national attention and acclaim. The article appeared in the Knoxville(TN) News-Sentinel on Nov.3, 2007 and on many news and patriotic websites worldwide. Another nationally recognized article on WWII General George Patton, known as "America's Fighting General" was published on Memorial Day, 2008.

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Gideon's Trumpet book summary, reviews, bio, ordering info, etc.

Capitol Hill Coffee House
Weekly articles and feature stories, bio, political commentary archives..

American Daily
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News By Us
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