Whistler's Mother

Whistler's Mother

by Jax Kearney
Whistler's Mother

Whistler's Mother

by Jax Kearney


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Coastal Connecticut, Summer 2005
A vicious killer is murdering abusers of women in and around New London, CT, and his capture falls to veteran detective Frank Carmine. Supported by his stalwart partner Dave Hansen, and motivated by the clever and beautiful coroner, Carrie McKenna, he must track down a murderer who is targeting wife beaters, rapists and other less than honorable men. Despite his excellent record, Frank is hiding a few skeletons of his own that could add him to the killers "to do" list. With time dwindling to identify and catch the culprit, he needs to figure out the strange connection between this dangerous criminal and the highly respected gay psychologist who runs the area's battered women's shelter, Jim Whistler, and possibly, his mother.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781667858456
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 09/26/2022
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jax Kearney grew up the 4th of five kids in the small town of Portland, Connecticut. Writing stories ever since the first grade, Jax had the gift of storytelling. As a freshman in high school, he was one of only 25 kids in the state to be selected to participate in Wesleyan University's (Middletown, CT) prestigious "Center for Creative Youth" for creative writing. It was here that Jax learned that he could make a living off his creativity. He was one of the youngest students accepted that year, and learned to hone his writing craft and interact with 100 other artistic students in other artistic disciplines, (Acting, Music, Art, and Dance) in what he credits to this day as the most important influence on his creativity and budding style as a writer.
Following his graduation from high school, Jax joined the military becoming a Sonar Technician for the US Coast Guard, furthering his experiences as he traveled extensively in the U.S., Caribbean, and Europe giving him valuable life experiences most will never encounter, that he would draw upon in his later writing.
After the Coast Guard, Jax turned to standup comedy. Having a natural touch at writing jokes and an ease on stage many other comedians never developed, he toured the country for years earning a living as a professional comedian writing and performing his own act. But, eventually life on the road alone took its toll, and Jax decided to stop touring and concentrate solely on writing.
Settling in the Atlanta, GA area, Jax began to focus solely on writing again, adding script-writing and film-making to his arsenal of talents. He quickly began to garner good reviews for his screenplays, and made the decision to start making short films to showcase his abilities both as a writer and his developing skill as a producer/director.
In the summer of 2008, he shot his first short film "Indian Hill", an autobiographical coming of age tale about growing up in Portland, CT, which he premiered in February 2009 to a packed house in a theatre in Portland where it was shot. Several other short films have followed since. Now Jax is writing and producing the webseries; www.NoirTheSeries.com!
Jax is increasingly finding himself in demand as a script doctor and consultant to other writers. He possesses an incredible knack for lifting up the stories and scripts of others to a level of quality the original writer saw, but wasn't able to achieve on their own. Jax loves helping other writers improve their scripts and writing.
Jax's feature length scripts continue to garner great reviews, including "Neptune's Prison" which won "Best New Writer" at the 2015 Action on Film Festival's screenplay competition. It's only a matter of time before Jax's talent is recognized by the powers that be in the industry, and avid film goers will know and revere the name Jax Kearney.
The pandemic shut down most smaller film work, and Jax returned to work on his first novel "Whistler's Mother" and focused on a final edit of the book. He is proud to announce the release of his first novel, now available in paperback and eBook, as well as a planned audio-book version that will be coming in the near future.
Jax was worn a myriad of hats during his lifetime; A comic book kid, military veteran, computer geek, and comedian, he brings all his varied experiences to his characters and stories. He remains to this day, a creator and lover of all forms of written and live entertainment.
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