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News ABout Braxton's Century

01. Broadway World

‘Braxton’s Century’ – An Epic Novel Spanning the Globe; Publication Planned for This Summer by Author J.R. Strayve, Jr.

02. WS Radio.Com

Crowd Funding your Vision – High Adventure across a Tumultuous Century: Braxton’s Century

03. PR.com

“Braxton’s Century” – An Epic Novel Spanning the Globe; Publication Planned for This Summer by Author J.R. Strayve, Jr.

04. Gina Battye.com

How I Embraced My Identity – Guest Blog From JR Strayve, Jr.

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J.R. Strayve, Jr.

01. Seize the King Review

On August 21st, this premiere of ‘Seize the King’ was a success! Often, premieres are riddled with undulating challenges. This performance flowed well with only minor difficulties … Congratulations!

The Author

J.R. Strayve, Jr.

The seeds of this novel started rumbling around in Strayve’s imagination decades ago. He says, “Whenever I read historical material, I find myself feeling like I am in the scene. Sometimes I have a running commentary going on in my brain, and sometimes my imagination changes events to reflect what I might have done had I actually been there.” Strayve has a bit of Author James Thurber’s daydreaming character Walter Mitty in him. As the father of three adult children and three grandchildren, creating stories for them was one of the best parts of parenting for this true creative.

Braxton’s Century came to life after Strayve suffered an accident in 2016 and was only able to work part-time as a financial planner for an extended period. Fatigued and weakened by illness, he passed out while working out at a gym where he regularly exercised. After the accident it took a few months to regain his strength, so he would go for long walks to exercise and refocus his thoughts. He says that during those walks in the inspiring beauty of San Diego where he lives, he reverted to the “daydreaming, window-gazing, wildly imaginative” days of his youth which gave birth to Prince Braxton.

Strayve’s favorite person history is Winston Churchill who was born in 1875. His familiarity with the time-period, vivid imagination, and literary license determined that Prince Braxton would be born in 1860. This Epic novel chronicles Prince Braxton’s life through and up until his 100th birthday. The character is brilliant, strikingly handsome, and lives a life robust with travel, wealth, intrigue, love, and loss. Early readers have compared Strayve’s storytelling to that of multiple bestselling author Ken Follett.

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