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James Daley

Biography

James Daley

James Ryan Daley is a writer, editor, and digital designer. After majoring in English at a strange and wonderful school called Prescott College in northern Arizona, James went on the earn his MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2004. Over the years that followed, James worked as an Acquisitions Editor for Dover Publications and an English Teacher at a small Catholic high school (and no, the irony of the latter is not lost on him), before beginning his freelance career in the spring of 2008. Now, he spends most of his time writing fiction for teenagers, creating websites about video games, teaching writing to college students, and editing anthologies of speeches and short stories.

During the infrequent hours when James is not obsessing over pixels and pronouns, he can usually be found attempting not to injure himself with sailboats and skis, and being generally silly and genuinely ridiculous with his wife and two daughters in their lovely hometown of Newport, RI.

James Daley

Books by James Daley

by James Daley - Young Adult 12+

Jonathan Stiles is a 14-year-old atheist who is coping with his first day of ninth grade at the fervently religious St. Soren's Academy when his idolized older brother Ryan is found dead at the bottom of a ravine behind the school. As his world crumbles, Jonathan meets an eccentric stranger who bears an uncanny resemblance to Jesus Christ (except for his white linen leisure suit and sparkling gold chains). Jesus Jackson, as he calls himself, offers to provide faith to Jonathan. He also suggests that Ryan's death may not have been an accident after all.