John Austin's Writings
Should I write my story in present or past tense (we won't talk much about future tense in this article)? A question often asked. Why not write your story in both tenses, if that's what it takes! As long as it's done without confusing the reader. I like to think that authors can zip between tenses freely if they want to establish different times and eras to...
Key West…Living and Playing in Paradise My immediate family comes from McComb, Mississippi and Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. Dad, John Kramer Austin, was roguishly handsome and Mom, Dean Sandifer, looked like Clara Bow (the greatest silent film actress known as the “It” girl) with big, large, doe-like, brown eyes. They were high school sweethearts and...
Author John R. Austin is from the land of Hemingway and Tennessee Williams. He was born in Key West,Florida on 18 August 1942 and subsequently grew up on this tropical, Southernmost U.S. Island. John R. Austin attended Saint Joseph’s elementary/middle School...
Causes John Austin Supports
Sierra Club (clean environment), The Sunlight Foundation (government transparency) , PETA (ethical treatment of animals)
John’s Favorite Books
The Snows of Kilimanjaro; Moby Dick, The Grapes of Wrath, Shane, GWTW, Patriate Games and too many more to list...