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aJacquesNDwoods8Welcome to my home…page that is… I am your gracious host Jacques Stanley Fleury. I just published my second book: “It’s Always Sunrise Somewhere and Other Stories.” I got my inspiration to write the short story of the same title from a quote on a mouse pad my mother, Marie Evelyne, who is my hope and inspirational muse,   gave me back in 2005.

The quote was “It’s always sunrise somewhere” by John Muir. It connected with me on a spiritual level for reasons unknown to me at the time. It ignited a spark in my creativity, hence essentially I decided to write a story and a collection of stories thereafter.

The stories all seem to have one thing in common: the emblematic presence, absence or yearning for the sun. I did not intend for that to happen, but miraculously it happened and in grand serendipitous fashion at that! I realized this after I completed the amalgamation of all the stories I wrote over a period of seven years into a fully realized manuscript. Naturally, these stories are inspired by real life events and real people which have been meticulously fictionalized and to my surprise and delight are all relatively interconnected.

I was advised that sometimes a way to get readers to achieve a preconceived idea of a writer’s work, is to compare it to another writer’s work of similar sensibilities. Dare I be bold enough to compare my work to one of the great American pioneers of Modernist Literature Sherwood Anderson? He penned “Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small Town Life.” Much like my book “It’s Always Sunrise Somewhere and Other Stories” it’s a collection of short “intentionally” interconnected fictional literature. However, it is unlike my work in that my book is a collection of short “accidentally” interconnected fictional literature. And to tell you the truth, I prefer the latter. I think it was great literary and spiritual timing, the stars and muses were lined up for me to write these stories and for them to be serendipitously related to one another.

According to Wikipedia, Sherwood Anderson’s stories were “…conceived as complimentary parts of a whole, centered in the background of a single community.” In my book “It’s Always Sunrise Somewhere…” the stories were unintentionally “conceived as complimentary parts of a whole…” and they are mostly “centered” around the symbolic absence, presence and yearning for the sun as my characters navigate their human foibles while “yearning” for something more…

I hope that this puts things in perspective. As you navigate in my website, be sure to visit the “Other Works” Page to see links to some of my blogs containing articles, essays, short stories, poetry, music, theater art reviews etc…

When you visit THE BOOKS page, you will be able to get “Sparks in the Dark” as a FREE eBook for a limited time upon clicking the Barns & Noble logo directly below the book.

The Contact Me page contains my Press Release in addition to my contact information.

Please sample my lyrics with folk group Sweet Wednesday on iTunes:

Thank you for visiting my site & remember:

“It’s Always Sunrise Somewhere…”

For a sample chapter from “It’s Always Sunrise Somewhere and Other Stories” please click the BookDaily link on my Other Works page.


Please click “play” on the link below to view my Black History Month author video & learn more about my books while celebrating other authors

Black History Month Authors Promotion Video Featuring Author Jacques Fleury: Skip to 1:24 seconds on video timeline for the Author

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