James Hitt is a graduate of North Texas State University and holds a BA in English and history and a MA in history. He taught English and film appreciation in high school and community college for over forty years. He has been a guest speaker at the Gene Autry Museum and Seniors Travel. In addition to his many articles related to film, Mr. Hitt is the author of THE AMERICAN WEST, FROM FICTION INTO FILM (McFarland, 1991), which has been called the definitive monograph on the subject, and WORDS AND SHADOWS (Citadel, 1993), an examination of mainstream American literature and its connection to film. He is also represented in THE LOUIS L’AMOUR COMPANION (Andrews and McMeel, 1992). In 2001, Adventure Books published his novel THE LAST WARRIOR. More recently his work has appeared in Straitjackets Magazine and Tales of the Talisman. In 2009 his short story “The Boy With Too Much Hair” won first place in the OnceWritten.com writing contest.
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Carny: A Novel in Stories
In 1949, Warbling Brothers Road Show and Circus travels the back roads of Southern California, playing towns from Lompoc to Palm Springs. As it breaks winter camp and heads south from Richmond, THE BOSS hires Sojourn Parker, just released from San Quentin, to work with the gazonie
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