Our guest today is Gerald Everett Jones the author of numerous novels, today he will discuss his latest novel is Harry Harambee’s Kenyan Sundowner. The novel is about a lonely widower from Los Angeles who buys a tour package to East Africa on the promise of hookups and parties. What he finds instead are new reasons to live. Aldo Barbieri, a slick Italian tour operator, convinces Harry to join a group of adventuresome “voluntourists.” In a resort town on the Indian Ocean, Harry doesn’t find the promised excitement with local ladies. But in the supermarket, he meets Esther Mwemba, a demure widow who works as a bookkeeper. The attraction is strong and mutual, but Harry gets worried when he finds out that Esther and Aldo have a history. They introduce him to Victor Skebelsky, rumored to be the meanest man in town. Skebelsky has a plan to convert his grand colonial home and residential compound into a rehab center – as a tax dodge. The scheme calls for Harry to head up the charity. He could live like a wealthy diplomat and it won’t cost him a shilling! Harry has to come to terms with questions at the heart of his character: Is corruption a fact of life everywhere? Is all love transactional?
A professional writer all his working life, is also the host of the GetPublished! Radio and a regular book reviewer on KRLA-AM in Los Angeles. His book reviews have been syndicated by Splash Magazines Worldwide (splashmagazines.com), and he is the top reviewer at Goodreads.com. He studied screenwriting with John Truby and Lew Hunter (UCLA), and his screenplay Christmas Karma was honored by the WGAW Diversity Program in 2016. In 2020 he won six book awards, and then another six in 2021, in the categories Mystery and Literary Fiction, and one in Business. To Purchase his books and learn more at geraldeverettjones.com