By Jim Cole
Never Cry Again
Texas Author Jim Cole presents a story of the 1930s American South. Drew, an abused boy born into neglect and raised with hatred. At age 10, Drew is told he must leave home. On his own, lost and alone, Drew climbs into an empty railroad boxcar and, as the train takes him into the unknown he realizes his childhood is over. He screams into the cold wind and vows in defiance that he will “Never Cry Again”, and instead face life on his own terms. He beats all the odds as he rises above the abuse and completes his journey to compassionate and responsible manhood.
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Jim Cole is a retired civil/structural engineer. While traveling around the world on various engineering projects, he always dreamed of becoming a writer. When he retired after 42 years as a consulting engineer, he saw his chance to fulfill that dream. He attended Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies in Houston, taking classes in creative writing. Later, he joined the Houston Writer’s Guild and was fortunate to be under contract for several years to the Houston Chronicle for stories for their Sunday supplement magazine, Texas.
Today, Jim and his wife Marian live quietly in their hometown, Victoria, Texas, where Jim continues his interests in writing and studies Victoria’s rich history and heritage.
Jim currently authors a monthly newspaper column for Victoria Preservation, Inc., where he is a member of the Board of Directors. His well-received column, “Vanished from Victoria” documents Victoria’s vanishing nineteenth and early twentieth-century architectural heritage.
Jim Cole was featured in an interview on the popular KTEP “Perspectives” program with Moderator Louie Saenz discussing his latest book “Never Cry Again”.
Run With The Wind
There was no way Sarah Jacobs could have believed that within 15 minutes there would be a dead man in her front yard.
An engaging coming-of-age tale… part Huckleberry Finn and part Stand by Me
– Kirkus Reviews
Not only does the story show a boy who overcame all of the struggles he faced, but it gives the readers a glimpse of what life was like during the 1930’s and 1940’s.
…excellent character development, perfect editing…nicely incorporated backdrop…a flawless book…perfect 4 out of 4 stars