(Photo: J. Michael Jones and his family having lunch on Turkey’s Black Sea coast)
J. Michael Jones grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of NE Tennessee. He became interested in the medical professions as he neared graduation from East Tennessee State University, with the hopes helping with the needs of the suffering within the developing world. He soon transitioned from medical school for becoming a physician, to a medical school for becoming a PA, in order to expedite his dream of serving the most underserved.
He is married to Denise and has five grown children. They reside on a quiet lake in Anacortes, Washington. He has lived and worked in Cyprus, Egypt, Pakistan, Oman, Nepal, and UAE. Most of his career has been in neurology, specifically Headache Medicine, where he found a niche here in the USA, where patients were neglected as almost as much as those in war-torn, developing countries.
Michael has been interested n writing since middle school. He has published over thirty articles for national and international magazines. He has written five books, ranging from Christian philosophy to headache management. The Waters of Bimini, is is first novel. He has a new novel that is expected to hit the markets by November (2019) titled Christina Athena; the Girl with the Headaches, and another novel, (tentatively) titled, Rock Harbor, that should be out in the beginning of 2020.
Unfortunately, Michael went from being in great health, running six miles at a time, working full time, and planning a trek across Greenland for the summer of 2019, to being serious ill in January 2019. His diagnosis was the bone marrow cancer, Multiple Myeloma and associated renal failure. It has been a trying year of efforts to stay alive and enduring treatments such as a bone marrow transplant. He learned in September, 2019, that the bone marrow (stem-cell) transplant was not effective in putting his cancer in remission and he continues fighting.