From the Dec. 24 edition of The Belton Journal…
Jonathan Blundell, a former editor of The Belton Journal and Harker Height’s Evening Star, and a University of Mary Hardin-Baylor graduate with a degree in Mass Communications, has written an inspirational novel about getting a man who learns what true friendship is and relationships are and how to live life.
The story is about a man who thinks he has his life all together then it starts to fall apart. The pain of life, both recent and past isolate him from the world. He finds refuge in a small town North of Austin.
It’s through this towns pub that he learns the importance of community and how each person needs forgiveness and grace. He also finds out the importance of stories and the value of a person’s story and how important it is to share that story with others.
The novel is a self-published book, which provided more freedom in the process.
“I always wanted to write a book,” said Blundell. “I just did it.”
Blundell became involved in an organization for novice writers called the National Novel Writers Month Group. The organization challenges it’s members to write a novel within a month and have it published.
“I just sat down and wrote it,” said Blundell. “It was an odd process because of the time crunch, I wrote 2,000 words a day and I didn’t worry about proofreading or editing.”
He added that it was a fun process and as the story developed he came up with different ideas.
“I want to do more writing in the future,” said Blundell.
He says that he wants to write more books like St. Peter’s Brewery and possibly try to write something’s that non-fiction too.
Blundell also claimed that story defined some things in his life and put his life in perspective.
He said he realized many things about himself he hadn’t thought about before.
Blundell is currently living in Dallas with his wonderful wife and their dog.