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Writing Under The Influence of Rock ‘n’ Roll!
Jim has always been attuned to images from the first kaleidoscope memories of infancy, memories of his mother reading to him, acting out all the parts and the pictures manifesting themselves in his head. Growing up he witnessed the riot and revolution of the 60’s with some of it happening right outside his front door in Chicago. When he was five he danced on a street corner and made it rain. It was like discovering power or a new science. It was child’s play.
Jim has always been interested in books and movies. He started reading on his own at an early age and showed an interest in just about every subject he came across. Some of Jim’s formative experiences and memories were from movies. Frequently “running away from home” to the movie theater or library. With the encouragement of a teacher Jim read the classics.
Jim discovered art and wanted to be artist but discovered he couldn’t draw. At about the same time he discovered Ernest Hemingway and how writers could be artists. Jim started writing everything from Mad Magazine like parodies to Thoreauvian philosophical tracts. Jim has lead a writer’s life of experience, traveling, meeting people and engaging in their stories and learning about them and himself.
If you want to know more about Jim you can find him in the pages of his books. In between the lines.
The Last Stage-
The band is carried to the doors of stardom when they’re offered the gig of their
Rock ‘n’ Roll dreams, playing the Whisky a go-
Jim’s poetry has appeared in magazines such as Struggle, Tight, and Taproot Magazine. Jim’s short stories have appeared in The Doors Collector Magazine, Raintiger, Literal Translations and Sonar4. Jim’s reviews have appeared in The Landing Dock, Reviewer Magazine and he is a top rated Amazon reviewer, and writes The Doors Examiner and for Big Blend's 'Rants, Raves & Rock' Radio Magazine.
More information about Jim’s books, including reviews and excerpts is available at
Articles & Interviews
Heroes & Villains of Rock
Women Who Rock!
Rock ‘n Roll Presidency
The Doors FAQ
Rock ‘n Roll Reads
Rock ‘n Roll Manifesto
Book Review: No More Heroes
Big Brother Is 27 Years Too Late
A Poets Perspective of a Protest
Snooki an Author?!
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