James Garrison is a recovering lawyer who lives and writes in Houston, Texas. Born in Statesville, North Carolina, he attended the University of North Carolina, where he nurtured his interest in creative writing, and Duke University Law School. After his first year in law school, he took a long sabbatical at Uncle Sam’s expense to tour the Mekong Delta, along with a couple of side jaunts to Tokyo and Sydney, whetting his appetite to visit exotic places. He arrived home from Vietnam on Christmas morning in 1970 and returned to Duke Law School the next month. After graduation and marriage to his best friend (providing them the occasion for travel to South America), he set out on a first career practicing law in a boutique law firm and then with big oil corp., visiting such exotic places as Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, and Port Arthur, Texas. Following a corporate merger in which he was paid to go away, he decided to stay home for the kids, one living in Berlin, Germany, the other in Delaware—just in case they called. And they did call. That’s when he started writing QL 4, which he’d been mulling over for years.
Published by TouchPoint Press in May 2017, QL4 received an award for literary fiction from the Military Writers Society of America in September 2017. His creative nonfiction work, Time to Go, appeared in daCunha.global online in June 2017, and his poems have appeared in the Houston Writers Guild Press Anthology Out of Many – One (first prize for poetry) and Sheila-Na-Gig online magazine, which has nominated his poem Lost: On the Staten Island Ferry for a Pushcart Prize.
His wife and still best friend, June, is a clarinetist who really would have preferred he not stay home for the kids. Aside from literature and writing, Jim’s interests include travel, exercise, and good food, preferably with candlelight and a nice, reasonably priced wine.
Author Website: https://jamesdgarrison.wordpress.com/
Books by James Garrison