James McCracken

Biography

James M. McCracken was born and raised in
the Pacific Northwest. He spent his teenage
years in a seminary boarding school. It
was there that his love for writing stories
began.

After leaving the seminary, he spent the next
23 years working for a telecommunications
company. He never gave up on his writing and
published his first novel, Secrets The Wallace
Family, in 1998.

In 2002 he took early retirement and began
focusing his time and energy on his writing.

The "Charlie MacCready" series is inspired by
his growing up in the seminary.

Where to find James McCracken online


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Books

Awake
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Get ready to hit the SAC and have the best rest of your life. Trusting the government with his life and the lives of his parents doesn't come easy for Timothy Stone, especially because his father has Alzheimer's. Waking up after more than twenty years and finding his father missing is just the beginning of things that go wrong. Before Tim can figure things out, he has to find his father, first.
Running
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(5.00)
For high school senior Oliver Sticka what to do after graduation is the last thing on his mind, getting through Phys. Ed. is more pressing. Never really fitting in with the other guys in school, Ollie has a lot on his mind. Running, Ollie says, gives him the chance to be alone with his thoughts and figure things out; or is he just running away? Join Ollie on a short run while he finds himself.
Charlie MacCready Sirens In The Night
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Series: Charlie MacCready, Year 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 58,370. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
As Charlie's third summer at Saint Michael's Abbey and Home for Boys begins there is another mystery brewing in the air. Where there's smoke... Can Saint Michael's Abbey escape its past? Or will they be doomed to repeat it? Join Charlie and his friend Howard as they set out to silence the Sirens In The Night.
Secrets
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 97,490. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
We all have Secrets. Little things we keep to ourselves. But what if your family found out? Carl and Ruth Wallace thought they raised their five children to have no Secrets. But they were wrong! Find out what this family is hiding.
The Millionth Year
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,240. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(5.00)
"Somehow, I always thought that next to God, parents and little brothers never died. They would always be there." Cory's life was never the same after his 12th birthday, the day his world collapsed. People he loved were not who he thought they were. He was no longer who he thought he was. Returning home after a ten year absence, Cory is forced to face his past in order to find his future.
Charlie MacCready Shadows In The Dark
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Series: Charlie MacCready, Year 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 86,800. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
In the second book of the Charlie MacCready series, Charlie is haunted by nightmares and begins to see shadows lurking all around him. Are they real or just his imagination? Suddenly, one by one, students are attacked. As the finger begins to point at Charlie, he must act fast to prove his innocence. Together with his trusted friends they set out to find "The Shadows In The Dark".
Charlie MacCready The Ghost In The Attic
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Series: Charlie MacCready, Year 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 75,820. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
(5.00)
"I am not an orphan. Someday my parents will come for me and we will be a real family." Sent to St. Michael's Abbey & Home for Boys by his Uncle Chester, Charlie finds himself in the middle of another mystery. Awakened in the middle of the night, he hears a sound coming from the attic above his bed. Together with his friends Howard, Gus and Rick, they set out to find The Ghost In The Attic.

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Smashwords book reviews by James McCracken

  • Something in the Dark on June 27, 2011

    Fantastic story. Full of suspense. Kept me guessing whodunit clear to the end - and I was wrong. P.J.Cowan is a master at suspense and mystery as well as with her descriptions. I could actually believe there is such a place as Blue Spruce, Oregon. It was as though I had been there when I had finished the book. This is a great read and pulls you in quickly.
  • Yetzirah: The Pocket Worlds - The Butterfly on Aug. 22, 2011

    A truly delightful, magical story that appeals to young and old alike. Cowan has created a wonderful world that is so vivid you will want to go there too. Her characters are real, with real problems, hopes and fears. A modern day "Wizard of Oz" that will touch even the coldest heart. It is a definite must read!