Jim Nelson and Joy Jones - BILLY LOVE

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

Who is Billy Love? Others aren’t asking, but he is.

Born on Galveston Island, destined to easily achieve popular acclaim as an outstanding high school athlete and scholar, then life as a freshman at Texas A&M was the first test of his emotional mental and physical stamina. He discovered that he could be tenacious to a fault.

A mindless marriage to a BOI (born on the island) with baggage because of birth; a highly successful career in George Mitchell’s Texas oil business that featured him in the role of innovator of industry changing technology; bankruptcy and ruin due to criminal deception and personal treachery by a trusted associate; divorce that killed what little was left of a family life, and a debilitating terminal disease that took the mind of his unofficial life companion at the time.

Only then did Billy Love begin to question who he was and to search for answers. Was it blind luck, serendipity or Divine Order that brought them together? June was her name and with her came an astonishing and unforeseen adventure for their ‘Golden Years’ together.

Billy Love got his answer. It wasn’t about his physical and externally focused life experiences at all. No! Instead, it was a matter of how he used his mind after learning he was a spiritual being having a human experience – not the other way around.

Joy Jones, native Texan, was born in Nacogdoches and graduated from high school there, then from Stephen F. Austin University. She lived for almost thirty years in Lavaca County where she raised her three children and taught high school English and social studies. Joy is now retired from a career in education. In addition to her years in the classroom, she was Student Teacher Coordinator for Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and she also worked as an Educational Consultant for the State of New Mexico in Santa Fe. Joy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education, a Masters degree in Educational Leadership and a PHD in Transpersonal Psychology. Today, Joy lives in Galveston, Texas, with her husband, Jim Nelson. They are living their ‘Golden Years’ with the birds, waters, and breezes of Galveston Island as backdrop for their writing and enjoyment of each other, their extended family of nine children, and many friends.

Jim is a Texan through and through. He was born in Houston, grew up in Tomball, graduated with an engineering degree from Texas A&M, and after serving as an officer in the U.S. Army, traveled the world in the oil and gas pipeline business. Although he was educated and has completed a professional career as an electrical engineer, Jim has also always loved writing and expressing his uniquely Texas opinion and views in prose. As a former Registered Professional Engineer, Jim has worked for large companies such as ExxonMobil and Perot Systems, as well as, started some six different small companies, many of which are still in existence today. Today he lives in Galveston with his wife, author Joy Jones. They live and write together everyday in paradise.