Nov 20, 2018
J.L. Callison was an early and voracious reader. He even read volumes A-H of the World Book Encyclopedia when in the third grade!
Service to others has been a theme of his adult life. He has served in youth work through his church and in other capacities as opportunities were available. He has also served in jail and rescue mission ministries, in food pantries, and with the local police department through the Aurora Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association. Having studied for the ministry, he has put his training to use in a lay capacity.
After a varied career in retail, recycling, sales, and transportation, Callison fulfilled a life-long dream of writing. He followed Louis L’Amour’s adage in that he considers himself along the lines of the old-time storytellers more than as a writer. His first novel, Stranded at Romson’s Lodge (Morgan James 2016), was received with very good reviews. His second work, My Donkey and the Master, is a novelette that released in April 2018 and September 2018 Rotund Roland a story about “eradicating bullying with love”.
Callison lives in Aurora, IL with his wife of 40+ years. They have five grown children and six grandchildren of whom he is inordinately proud.