Julian (jinx) Olson was born on July 18th, 1940 in the small farming town of Swifton, located in the northeastern part of Arkansas. He was raised in Taylor Township near Detroit Michigan, but spent many of his long and lazy summer vacations on his grandfather Otto Julian's farm. His mother's maiden name was Thompson.
At seventeen he joined the Navy and went to California. After four years in the Navy, on an aircraft carrier and in San Diego, he spent the next forty years living, working and raising a family of two girls in Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. After getting his MBA degree and while working on his Doctorate in Business Administration, he spent a long and successful career in the computer and high-tech industry in sales, marketing, public relations and advertising. After his sad divorce of thirty-six years, he retired and moved back to his Southern roots in Swifton. In addition to a new career in writing books, he has joined the Gideons International to help pass out Bibles in hotel, motel and hospital rooms across America and the main stream of life.
Jinx says, "If I can survive a sad divorce after 36 years, anyone can. I thought my wife and I were like two yellow lines running off down the road of life together. She suddenly turned and I didn't realize it. As a Soul Mate Left Behind, my advice to anyone who has loved and lost is to just keep on keeping on. Honestly, there really is light at the end of the tunnel, there really is life after death and there really is a sweet sunrise and a calm port after the roughest of storms. You just have to remember to keep treading water. It's okay to cry about it, you should. Feel sad about it, it's natural. Write about it, if it helps. But what ever you do about it - just keep treading water. Here's a happy thought to take with you: Remember, they found floating survivors after the sinking of the Titanic - so just keep on keeping on."