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I was born in Denver, schooled there and in New Haven (code word for Yale), spent four WWII years in the Navy, then six in New York as an editor for Business Week. After marriage and the birth of our first child, we moved to Sonoma, California. I freelanced there for five years (code for until the money ran out), then spent 23 years on the creative side of a San Francisco advertising agency. My

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I grew up in Colorado reading the novels of Will James—lots of horses, cowboys, and cattle; Albert Payson Terhune––lots of courageous collie dogs; and P.G. Woodhouse––lots of sly humor and British butlers.

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Denver, CO USA
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Check here for James Nelson's writing tips, influences, interviews, news, and general musings on life.

The Amazon Page for My First Novel, On the Volcano
The year is 1875. Katie MacDonald lives with her father on the rim of a volcano so remote she has only met three people in her life. She longs to take the week-long supply trip to Badwater (pop., 250) so she can see, maybe even meet, other people. Eventually, she makes the trip, and the story kicks off, both for good and for bad. Before it ends, four people are dead. None accidentally.

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