Jeff Boyle, Author
Jeff Boyle wrote high school sports, college features and fiction, and a column for a sports card publication before becoming a mainstream fiction writer.
He is a former corporate junior executive, teacher, small business owner, elected city commissioner.
Jeff is now living and writing in Ormond Beach, Florida.
Jeff's novel "Nam World" was published in 2015 by Taylor and Seale Publishing, LLC
"Nam World" is available at:
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2012 Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Awards: Unpublished novel
"Nam World," Mainstream Literary.
Florida Writers Association Short Story Finalist: 2012, 2014, 2015
Florida Writers Association Annual Theme Anthology: 2013, 2015 (Ninth Place)
2015 Writers-Editors Network International Writing Contest: "Nam World" Unpublished Chapter One, "Nine Eleven," First Place (two other chapters received honorable mention)
2015 Writers-Editors Network International Short Story Contest:
"Miss Piano," First Place
Novel and Short Stories
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"Nam World" Synopsis:
A corrupt Florida Vietnam theme park and the 2001 Nine Eleven attack provide backdrop for a Vietnam veteran's sixty day struggle to free himself from thirty years of self-confining post-traumatic stress. A chance meeting with a woman damaged by the same war, suffering her own survivor's guilt, offers hope and redemption if he will undertake a three thousand mile journey from Daytona Beach to San Francisco to reconnect with her. The novel explores the human cost of mental casualties from overseas ground wars, Nine Eleven a connecting point between Vietnam and Mideast conflict in the 21st century.
2012 Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Awards,
3rd Place, Mainstream Literary
“This work is creative and unique, and the author’s techniques
are quite effective, a different approach.” —judge’s comment
2015 Writer’s-Editors Network Unpublished Chapter Competition,
1st Place (Chapter One)
“Depth of characters, story action, and insightful narration
mark the beginnings of this important novel.”
Description from “Meet Our Contest Winners,” 6-1-15
“This book made me laugh and made me cry. A compelling survivor’s story made me believe these characters are real, observing the returning war veteran
with wonderful understanding.” —Sue Parkerson
“The mix of small town ‘good ole boy’ politics, sex, and the detailed characters made for a thrilling and ‘what will happen next’ intriguing read. Knowing Daytona Beach made it all so interesting and real. I couldn’t put it down, even on vacation, had to get to the next page to see what was happening with the characters.
I could see each, as in a movie. Jeff is a master of word usage. Very enjoyable!
—song stylist Lorale Mullins
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