Jeff S. Bray
Jeff lives in a small town in South Central Texas with his wife Carolyn and their four children. They are members of the local First Baptist Church where they have been serving for 9 years. They are Sunday School teachers for 3rd-5th grade. Jeff also works with Men’s Ministry and manages the church’s Website.
Jeff has been writing professionally since 2008. His adventure began with a personal blog called “Moments for the Heart.” That turned into small paid writing assignments. He wrote his first published piece about fatherhood for “The Lookout” magazine in 2017. That opened the door to larger writing gigs and then to regular Freelance work. In 2018, he wrote a series of Children’s books titled Elissa the Curious Snail. He has two more due out in 2019. The Five Barred Gate is his first novel.
Jeff’s passion for writing began in the first grade. From a short story about a lost kitten to where he is today has been a long road. It has been filled with ups and downs, ins and outs, and overcoming the adversities of life. He enjoys integrating his experiences with his writing. He also has an immense passion to serve Christ and plans to use the voice given to him to glorify God. He prays his words touch hearts and lives and give people hope and the desire to pursue their own relationship with our loving Savior.
Connect with Jeff online at: jeffsbrayauthor.com
of Who I Am
Is Thirteen Enough?
Aaron Stephenson loves his job. As food critic for the popular Houston Gazette, he gets to sample the best cuisine at the finest eateries in Houston, without paying a dime. And because there are so many great restaurants in Houston, he doesn’t have to visit the same establishment twice… unless he wants to. But when Aaron stops in at Davies Deli, a non-descript, off-the-beaten-path, family-owned diner, he suddenly realizes he wants to come back; and it had less to do with the delicious food than the owners’ brown haired, green eyed daughter, Deborah.
Aaron and Deborah feel a mutual attraction. But Deborah has a secret that could change everything.
And then there is Carter.
Bray wrote a page-turner. I was compelled to keep reading. The MC’s, Deborah (DeeDee), and Aaron had a sweet romance, but there was something she was hiding. When the reader finds out, it is heartbreaking.
(Spoiler alert) I cried.
– 5-Star Amazon.com Customer Review
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The Five Barred Gate
This is the story of Jacob Andrews. He is faced with the decision to follow his heart and disregard what the law says about how he should live; even if it means his life.