Ken Gomes Announces his New Historical Fiction Novel, ‘Billy Jackson’

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New book paints a colorful picture of the American Southwest

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Written for teenagers and adults, Gomes’ work paints a colorful portrait of a boy and a country destined for greatness.

As a fifth-generation Californian and previously published author, Ken Gomes draws upon his heritage to craft his new coming-of-age story, “Billy Jackson: A Young Man’s Journey and Passion in a Young America” (published by AuthorHouse).

Having lived in the valleys, mountains and hills of the United States, Gomes says he drew from real events, historical anecdotes and personal memories to form the plot of his latest novel.

“Billy Jackson” tells the story of a young, Texas lad who grew up on a small farm in the mid-1800s, dreaming to explore the U.S. Billy’s journey eventually brings him to San Francisco, where he connects with an old Californian family, meets the love of his life and his life forever changes.

Gomes tells this intriguing story of action, adventure and romance to teach readers about U.S. history and to give them meaningful lessons about life.

“You will feel what it was like to be on a cattle drive and then the migration from the Midwest to the West Coast,” Gomes says. “What it was like to be both poor and rich in California during the mid-1850s for both the Caucasians and the Hispanics.”

Written for teenagers and adults, Gomes’ work paints a colorful portrait of a boy and a country destined for greatness.

“Billy Jackson”
By Ken Gomes
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 346 pages | ISBN 9781477252222
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 346 pages | ISBN 9781477252239
E-Book | 346 pages | ISBN 9781477252246
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ken Gomes is a fifth-generation Californian who also has Texas roots. He attended high school and college, but he is a self-taught writer. Gomes has enjoyed a successful career in sales and management, and he has published several trade manuals. Gomes has lived in the valleys, mountains and hills throughout the United States.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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