His first published works were for Marvel Comics, and later for a few role playing games, but these days Jim focuses mostly on novels and short stories, with a changing focus aiming at dark fantasy and other, stranger concepts. When he’s not writing, Jim works at a local Starbucks (Free coffee ROCKS!) and spends his meager spare time working out and watching DVDs when he’s not reading.
His latest release is the novel BLIND SHADOWS, co-written with author Charles R. Rutledge, and SEVEN FORGES, the first in a new dark fantasy series, is scheduled for release in the summer of 2013 from Angry Robot Books.
James is represented by Howard Morhaim of the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.
Seven Forges, Book II
The Empire of Fellein is in mourning. The Emperor is dead, and the armies of the empire have grown soft. Merros Dulver, their newly-appointed – and somewhat reluctant – commander, has been tasked with preparing them to fight the most savage enemy the world has yet seen.
Meanwhile, a perpetual storm ravages the Blasted Lands, and a new threat is about to arise – the Broken are coming, and with them only Death.
The people of Fellein have live with legends for many centuries. To their far north, the Blasted Lands, a legacy of an ancient time of cataclysm, are vast, desolate and impassable, but that doesn't stop the occasional expedition into their fringes in search of any trace of the ancients who had once lived there... and oft-rumored riches.
Hunter, Cody, Gene, Tina and Kylie: five teenagers leading typical lives, until the day they each receive a call from a mysterious stranger - and learn that their destines are intertwined. Subject Seven holds the key that connects them all. And a vicious, bloody battle for their lives is just beginning.
Soon Griffen and Price find that there are secrets both dark and ancient lurking in the back woods of Crawford's Hollow. As Halloween approaches, something evil is growing near the roots of the Georgia mountains, and the keys to the mystery seem to be a woman of almost indescribable beauty and a dead man who won't stay dead.
As the body count mounts and the horrors pile up, Griffen and Price come to realize that the menace they face extends far beyond the boundaries of Wellman and that their opponents seem to hold all the cards. But the two lawmen have a few secrets of their own, and one way of another there will be hell to pay.
Blind Shadows is a fast moving synthesis of high-octane crime fiction and horror. Lovecraft and Arthur Machen meet Spillane and Elmore Leonard. A Southern Gothic full of guns and monsters and hard boiled action.
Jame's full and extensive bibliography can be found here.