“I watched a lot of western movies,” said Proffitt. “And this started building up in my head. I couldn’t get rid of it any other way.”
The way Proffitt chose to “get rid of it” turned into “Jake’s Justice,” a fiction novel set in the late 1800s.
Four to six months after beginning the story, Proffitt had written a book about a protagonist named Jake who pursues a band of outlaws who shot his father.
Along the way, he meets a girl, Jo, whose brother was killed by the same bandits. The two team up to look for the criminals.
On the way, the two have their own adventure, including a spark of romance, before they meet up with the outlaws in the end.
“Jake’s Justice” is Proffitt’s first book and even first writing experience.
Proffitt was born in Munday, Texas, in 1938. He is retired from the Navy and has worked for the civil service and Forest Service. Most recently, he retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 2007.
Proffitt expects “Jake’s Justice” to be available in bookstores by the end of this year. The book can be purchased currently online at www.publishamerica.net/product119535.