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J.R. Egles

Author J.R. Egles was born on November 23, 1949 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Marie and Bob Egles, the eldest of four children From an early age, Joe developed a fascination of astronomy. Joe ground his own telescope lens and day after day, he spent endless hours in the basement of his family's home grinding it with rouge. When it was finished, he installed the lens in a large telescope that he built himself from scratch. Joe's father set a pipe in concrete in the backyard to serve as a mount for the telescope. Joe was also an avid photographer whose favorite subjects were, of course, the stars and planets. With that telescope, Joe was able to combine his passions for astronomy and photography by capturing amazing photos of the moon, planets and constellations. The one thing that surpassed even his obsession for astronomy, however, was his enduring love of ham radio. At a very young age, Joe joined the close-knit community of "hams" when a neighbor introduced him to this unique world of communication. When the sky was clear, Joe would spend the entire night out in the backyard gazing upward. When it was cloudy, he would retreat inside where he'd chat with folks all over the world on his ham radio. Back then, his ham call letters were "WB2UXJ," and he could be heard calling, "This is Whiskey, Bravo, 2, Uniform, X-ray, Japan" throughout the night. Later, after receiving what is known as an Extra Class license, the call letters became K2UX (and the mantra became "King, 2, Uncle, X-Ray"). It was the pre-Internet version of online chatting. Therefore, we should not be surprised that The Kabrini Message combines both of Joe's loves: outer space and communication. In January, 2010 Joe passed away at the age of 60. Although he wrote a few short stories and did some freelance writing for a local newspaper, The Kabrini Message was his first and only novel - an idea 25 years ahead of its time, and there is no doubt that Joe is very pleased that his novel's time has finally arrived!

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An alien race. A shocking message… During an archaeological dig in Greece, Jeffrey Driscoll stumbles upon a miraculous find: ancient crystals with celestial coordinates that will connect humankind with the Kabrini, a highly advanced ali...
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A Peek Into the Life of J.R. Egles

Joe (Author J.R. Egles) and Mom (Marie Egles)

Joe (Author J.R. Egles) and Mom (Marie Egles)
Original hand typed manuscript, as found in the attic.

Original hand typed manuscript, as found in the attic.
J.R. Egles & wife Gwen, c.1980's

J.R. Egles & wife Gwen, c.1980's
J.R. Egles in 2006

J.R. Egles in 2006
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