James R. Hardin received his first rejection from a major publisher when he was 11 years old and has been writing fiction intermittently ever since. After a long break earning a living and dealing with real life, he has returned to writing with renewed passion (although he still has to work around all that earning a living and real life stuff).
James retired from being an engineer in the R&D department of a major turbomachinery manufacturer, where he engaged in aerodynamic design, computational fluid dynamics analyses, and battle with temperamental computers. When not writing or engineering, he often plays or composes music, usually on a piano or synthesizer.
James lives in western Pennsylvania with his wife and a varying number of sons depending on who's home.
You can find out more about James and his writing, as well as download a few of his musical compositions, at his website www.jamesrhardin.com.