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James Duffy

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


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James Duffy has a thirty-three year background in writing and television production.

He is the author of Sand of the Arena (2005) and The Fight For Rome (2007), both part of the Gladiators of the Empire thriller-adventure series set in ancient Rome and published by McBooks Press. Jim is also a contributing writer for Moonstone Books, completing a western graphic novel series based on O Henry’s character, The Cisco Kid. His magazine articles have appeared in Modern Drummer, Government Video Magazine, Amazing Figure Modeler, Business Journal, and other national enthusiast and trade publications.

He began his career as a news producer/writer/cinematographer in 1972 at the CBS affiliate in Miami, Florida. In 1979, he established his own production company, Venture Media, providing creative development, writing, and production services for television documentaries, cable networks, government agencies, and interactive multimedia projects. He has written and produced documentaries for Discovery Channel, the National Park Service, Travel Channel, the Armed Forces Network, and the U.S. Navy, among others. He has researched and written on a wide variety of historical topics including the Blue Angels, Hernando DeSoto, Abraham Lincoln, The Beatles, Robert E. Lee, and the development of the Polaris submarine program. Among his numerous writing and production honors are an Emmy Award, sixteen Telly Awards, and twenty Addy Awards. His manuscript for Sand of the Arena was an award winner at both the Pike’s Peak Writers Competition and the New Century Writers Competition. He was named to the Top 100 Multimedia Producers list by AV/Multimedia Producer Magazine and is also listed in Who’s Who in Media & Communication.

Jim lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his family.

Interests: Film production, movies, television, history, music, Americana, military, national parks, astronomy, photography

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Sand of the Arena
  • The Fight For Rome