James H. Bird (Hal) spent over twenty years as a Technical Writer and manager, he is a published songwriter and subject matter articles. Born in Georgia, a graduate of Georgia Southern University and as a ‘military brat’ he has a variety of employment and life experiences. His passion is historical fiction and the research this category involves. His writing style is a humorous cynic and southern charm. He is also a student of the human condition. Mr. Bird’s influences include Hunter S. Thompson, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, H.L.M. Mencken, Bill Bryson, Jon Meacham and the public library. He loves history of the weird and other mostly unknown facts. He currently lives in Tennessee and goes by the name Hal.
Hal enjoys music starting out annoying his parents and anyone’s ear shot with a beat up drum kit. After a raucous rock and roll life, he ditched the sticks for picks, began playing the guitar at eighteen, and hasn’t put one down since. He has also noodled around on a banjo, Dobrobanjo, mandolin, doghouse bass and slide guitar. He tried a fiddle once but he fled in terror believing he had murdered a cat…
He likes to write, cook, learn, explore, travel and meet interesting people. Hal has a wicked sense of humor and enjoys a good laugh and making others laugh.
He sincerely appreciates everyone that follows his work.