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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Me and Mr. Jones

Good morning!
            Didn't think about this until I was watching a documentary on Roy Jones Jr., a former world champion boxer during my years covering pro boxing at The Biloxi (Miss.) Sun Herald. (Unfortunately, we're not related).
            The Pensacola, Fla. native won world titles at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight. I had the distinct honor of covering him winning in all four of those divisions. It's something only a handful of boxers had done.
             Since we share the same last name and born in the same year (1969), I stacked my writing career next to his resume.
              I've been successful writing for three different mediums: newspaper, magazine and E-books.  Several E-books and magazines were both best-sellers, the Sun Herald won a Pulitzer in 2006.
              Guess that makes me a triple-crown champion, but there's something else I want to do: screenwriting. If I can add that to the resume, all of my writing goals would've been reached and I'd be a four time champion.


Joanne C. Berroa said...

My late husband wrote for a newspaper as their sports writer. You and he could've had lots of interesting conversations. Your background is impressive, and I hope you can achieve your success through screen writing. Here's to a great future!

Sandy said...

What a fascinating career you've had, K.T.

Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy said...

Very cool kudos!

Melissa Keir said...

Keep reaching for those dreams! You can do it!

I love the cover of your Hockey book! Yea!

Victoria Roder said...

You've got persistence, hard work and ambition. I'm sure you can accomplish your goals!

K.T. Bishop said...

Living in one of the nation's coolest places, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, gave me lots of chances to cover great stuff, Joanne!

K.T. Bishop said...

Having written for three different publishers, Sandy, I'm content in that department. I've moved onto a bigger, yet difficult challenge.