For 38 years, James enjoyed a productive career as a music educator. He taught at the university level as well as high school. The longest stretch was 16 years at Winona State University in Minnesota. He is also a composer with works published by Zames Music Co. Two CDs of his chamber works are available from iTunes and CDbaby.com.
Brought up on Thriller, Twilight Zone and Outer Limits, James has kept all his dark friends chained up inside his imagination only to let them out little by little in his novels and short stories. For 38 years, he enjoyed a productive career as a music educator. Retirement gave way to a new creative outlet–writing. SynegEbooks is the publisher of his Crimson Pursuit vampire series and his supernatural post-apocalyptic thriller, HECKEL CASEY, is published by Imajin Books. His sci-fi/technothriller, TATS, is available from Amazon. Hoch’s short stories have appeared in Horror Zine, SNM Horror magazine, Pill Hill Press, 69 Flavors of Paranoia, Sanitarium, SNM Books of Blood V, Dark Eclipse, and Dark Oak Press. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and his web site: www.jameshoch.com
James retired from Winona State University in May 2008 to begin a vagabond existence as a fulltime RVer. Along with his wife Zoe and dog Ruby, the three travelers are loving the freedom to roam.