Thursday, January 22, 2015
Me and Mr. Jones
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.