Jeff Keene II
Jeff Keene II holds degrees in biology, chemistry, and linguistics. His writing path began when his high school teacher assigned him the task of creating an original screenplay. Twenty-five years later, that screenplay was published as a short story in a Long Island newsletter. But the writing bug really began when developing a textual criticism about a New Testament story in a master’s level seminary course in 2012. Since then, Jeff has had the undying urge to write about unnamed characters in the Bible who’ve met Jesus.
He has served as a volunteer firefighter where he suffered a line-of-duty injury resulting in the loss of his right foot below- the-knee, worked on a NOAA research vessel for 17-days at sea, and even applied to the NASA Teacher in Space program. He currently serves as a public school teacher.
Jeff lives with his wife, Andria, in Central Florida. They have two adult children.
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Under the Rainbow
There’s No Place Like Home
The magical Ruby Slippers, worn by actress Judy Garland in MGM’s beloved 1939 film version of The Wizard of Oz is perhaps the most iconic example of movie memorabilia in the world. The pair on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History draws more visitors than any other exhibit at the famed museum… with the single exception of The Star Spangled Banner.
With a market value exceeding $6,000,000 they are easily the most expensive prop in Hollywood history, sought after by collectors… and thieves. On August 28, 2005, the “Traveling Pair” which were on display at the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, were stolen and remained missing until July, 2018.
This is the true story of their recovery.
Also by Jeff Keene II
a novel of an adultress
Pericope tore her gaze from that hallowed place. Guilt gnawed within her. Self-loathing banished her moment of peace. She knew what she was in the eyes of the law and in the eyes of God.
She was an adultress.
A baffling tale of illegal shenanigans along life’s real Yellow Brick Road, well told by Master Story Teller, Jeff Keene.