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Jim Jones Signs Publishing Deal For Fourth Book

Jared Delaney Trilogy Set for Large Print Editions

Jim Jones has signed a publishing deal with Five Star Publishing in Maine for his fourth novel, “The Big Empty,” which will be published in 2016.

At the same time, Jones will see his Jared Delaney Trilogoy: “Rustlers Moon,” “Colorado Moon” and “Waning Moon” released in large print versions by Five Star Publishing. “Rustlers’s Moon” will be out in large print in August, followed by “Colorado Moon” in November. “Waning Moon” will be released in large print in February 2016. The trilogy is set in New Mexico and, according to Jones, “Is loosely based in fact but basically a pack of lies I made up.”

“I really appreciate Five Star Publishing’s picking up my Jared Delaney Trilogy for their large print series,” Jones says. “Five Star has really taken the lead in putting Western novels out there and it’s an honor to be included in their catalogue.”

Jones’ upcoming book, “The Big Empty,” will be published in all formats of hardcover and trade paperback. It will also be released in large print format.

Of “The Big Empty,” Jones says, “It’s 1886. Tommy Stallings, the young deputy sheriff of Colfax County, tracks bank robber and psychopathic killer Jake Flynt out on the rolling plains of northern New Mexico known as the Big Empty. The land goes on forever, the wind blows like a banshee and you never know who waits over the next rise.

“His job is complicated by the fact that a young Irishman named Garrett O’Donnell was witnessed taking part in the robbery of the bank in Cimarrón. Although O’Donnell has a controversial and mysterious past, Tommy knows he’s no outlaw.   The young deputy is concerned with justice. He’ll gladly bring Flynt in dead or alive but he doesn’t want to see Garrett O’Donnell railroaded for a crime in which he was an unwilling participant. If he has to bend the law here and there to achieve results, he doesn’t mind.”

The singer is performing Friday (June 26) during the induction of a number of authors into the Western Writers Hall of Fame, held at the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, Texas. It is held during the Western Writers of American Convention, which Jones is attending.

Jones continues to promote his latest album, “Race with the Wind.” Reviewers have given Jones a thumbs up for the CD. “There are many heartfelt songs in this collection. You’ll love it!” says Totsie Slover, who has a radio show, The Real West from the Old West, over AM 1230 KOTS in Deming, NM.

“I’ve long been a fan of Jim’s music because what he presents is relatable, no matter where you “hang your hat.”   You could be working in the city, living in a suburb, or engaged in an authentic Western lifestyle and still his songs will speak to you,” says Bobbi Jean Bell, Purveyor of Western Music, OutWest Co-Host, “Campfire Café” Equestrian Legacy Radio; and Host, SCVTV Presents “The OutWest Concert Series.”

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