My sixth book, In Search of the Meaning of Life (An Autobiography): Book Six – The Seattle Years (Part One), is now in the proof stage and should be published by the end of April. Here’s a preview of what this phase of my life was all about and what I’ve included on the book’s back cover:
About this book:
“I had no idea of how my life would turn out after arriving in Seattle with Bruce following our bicycle adventure in June 1977 and it turned out that life opened up for me in ways I could have never thought possible. At the same time, after the adventurous initial ten months of mine in Seattle on my own, I couldn’t have foreseen the dramatic changes that would occur in my life and sweep me away in ways I couldn’t even believe at the time.
All of the experiences I was going through during my time in Seattle were subconsciously making me more aware of the need to discover a greater theme of meaning and purpose for my life, for I still had no idea what I was to do in life, why I was born or what my future held. There had to be something greater than an endless series of adventures, but I really didn’t have a clue at all as to what it was. At the time, I couldn’t see further into my future than the next moment or two, leaving me no awareness of where I was headed and going in life. I certainly didn’t see the changes to my life in Seattle that were just over the horizon at this point, or the dramatic events I’d be part of in the upcoming years…”
About the Author – Mark D. Jones:
“One of my purposes in writing my autobiography is to show young people – or anyone searching for answers – that life is a continuous process of self-discovery that’s never ending or at least it shouldn’t be. As long as you search your heart for the meaning and purpose of your life, it will whisper to you the direction your life should take. The point of it all is that dreams really can and do come true, but only if you pursue them and work hard to make them happen. Most everything I’ve ever accomplished in life started out as a dream. The funny thing about dreams is that they first need to be identified, labeled and made our own, long before the process of fulfilling them can even begin. No matter how you came by your dreams, your dreams have validity simply because they’re yours and you’ve made the conscious decision to own them. Do your best, give it your best shot, live your hopes, dreams, passions and desires in life and never give up or give in – for so long as your dreams remain alive, hope remains. I wish you all the very best in your journeys and adventures through life, and may God bless you and yours at the end of the day with all the happiness of a life well lived! Cheers! Mark”
A link to my Author Page on Amazon:
Currently I’m working on the manuscript for Book Seven, which covers the following ten months of my time in Seattle, prior to my embarking on a solo-bicycle adventure through England, Scotland, Wales and France in the late spring and early summer of 1979. I hope to publish Book Seven by the end of May ~ enjoy! Mark