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Jim Hawk’s Adventure Novel Shines at East Coast Prestigious Library Conference

Attendees at the NYLA 2022 were delighted to get a chance to see the spellbinding Jim Hawk novel on display.


“A top notch action novel. Should make an outstanding Movie or TV series. Well written with good background documentation and enough action to keep the reader interested, but not bored with unnecessary trivia.” Gene M. (Amazon Customer Review)

Jim Hawk’s adventure and religious novel, “And I Wanted To Be A Boat Bum”, was exhibited by self-publishing company ReadersMagnet at the New York Library Association (NYLA) 2022 Annual Conference & Trade Show last November 3-4, 2022. Held at the Saratoga Springs City Center, New York, the NYLA 2022 event brought in a massive gathering of librarians, trustees, academics, writers, and readers, tagging the event as considerably the largest gathering for a library conference on the East Coast.

The NYLA 2022 Trade Show presented various programs, special events, and displays of the latest and most innovative products and services; all aimed at advancing the New York library community. Jim Hawk’s “And I Wanted To Be A Boat Bum” was part of the event’s book exhibition, shining alongside other prominent books on display.

“And I Wanted To Be A Boat Bum” tells the story of Gore Lyle, a six-foot-two-inch, two-hundred-pound ex-Green Beret, ex-cop, and an undercover SPUTF (Special Police Undercover Terrorism Force) agent. In his endeavor to leave behind his ruthless and deadly past and take on a new path as a devout Christian, Gore Lyle is beset by his former life of killing people and He gained wealth because of a run-in with the mob.

Losing his family was the last straw. Gore Lyle tried becoming a boat bum afterward to keep his past in check, but apparently, God has other plans for him.

An action-filled novel with a touch of faith and humor all combined into the mix, Jim Hawk’s “And I Wanted To Be A Boat Bum” is a fictional masterpiece and a must-read for those who need hope and faith for life restored.

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“And I Wanted to Be a Boat Bum”
Author | James (Jim) L. Hawk Jr.
Published date | February 13, 2017
Publisher | Christian Faith Publishing, Inc
Book Genre | Religious / Adventure / Humour

Author Bio

Jim Haw is an electronics and computer engineer who retired from the Army Civil Service. His time with the army included working for the Army Security Agency, a now-defunct army super-secret three-letter agency. He also worked as a church administrator for ten years before retiring but remained a church elder. He loves exercising, having spent more than twelve years practicing Kenpo, Hapkido, Taekwondo, and boxing. He would tinker in the backyard as a mechanic in his spare time. He is currently writing Gore Lyle’s next adventure.

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