Jim Melvin’s The Death Wizard Chronicles
Name: Jim Melvin
Books: The Death Wizard Chronicles, a six-book epic fantasy. Book One is entitled The Pit and was available (rainbooks.com, click here; and amazon.com, click here) in September 2007. Book Two (Moon Goddess) was available in October 2007. Book Three (Eve of War) was available at the end of November 2007. Book Four (World on Fire) was available in December 2007. Book Five (Sun God), January 2008. Book Six (Death-Know), February 2008.
Jim’s blog: Death Wizard Chronicles Blog
Bio: Jim Melvin, 50, was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., but spent more than forty years of his life in St. Petersburg, Fla. He now lives in Clemson, S.C.
Jim graduated from the University of South Florida (Tampa) with a B.A. in Journalism in 1979. He was an award-winning journalist at the St. Petersburg Times for twenty-five years and retired in 2004 to become a full-time novelist.
At the Times, he specialized in science, nature, health and fitness, and he wrote about everything from childhood drowning to erupting volcanoes. But he spent the majority of his career as a designer, editor, and supervisor.
Jim is a student of Eastern philosophy and mindfulness meditation, both of which he weaves extensively into his work. Meditation helps to clear his mind for long bouts of writing. Jim is married and has five daughters. The Death Wizard Chronicles, a six-book epic fantasy series, marks his debut as a novelist.