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Jim Perkins

7024 46th Lane SE
Lacey, WA, Washington, United States


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I write fiction. I am the author of two recently published Indie novels: The Red
Jacket and The Wine Red Road. I just finished writing my third novel, Where Once
Was Peace. I’m now working on my fourth novel, Death of A Ditch Rider.
So far, I haven’t stuck to one genre, but I’m an avid reader of murder mysteries and
The Wine Red Road and Death of A Ditch Rider are murder mysteries. Favorite
authors include Robert B. Parker, Elmore Leonard, Michael Connelly, Dick Francis,
Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.
Because I grew up with a stepfather and have been a stepfather myself, my novels
are wrapped intimately around the dynamics of father-or stepfather-and-son
I worked for several years as a small-town newspaper reporter, editor, publisher,
and freelance contributor to magazines. I currently publish a blog titled “According
to Sam and Jim,” which can be found at
I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The Evergreen State College in Olympia,
A plaque above my desk expresses my philosophical bent pretty well, “I wish I was
a bear. Everyone would expect me to have hairy legs, excess body fat and wake up
growling,” but my personal mantra is “be kind, give hope."

Interests: Reading, movies, travel, food, a great cup of coffee and a chocolate donut

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • The Red Jacket
  • The Wine Red Road