James Paddock, Indie Author and avid reader, was born and raised in the Big Sky Country of Montana. The forty-plus years following high school include a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Idaho, service with the U.S. Navy, owner/operator of a small business in South Carolina, a career as a Graphic Designer and a marriage that produced 3 fine children, who then have provided bragging rights for many very fine grandchildren. James began writing short stories in 1993, graduating to novels at the turn of the century. Since then he has produced numerous full-length novels, an inspirational novella and an anthology of 13 of his best short stories, all of which can be found at JamesPaddockNovels.com. He is now living in Florida with his wife, Penny, enjoying the sun and working on his next novel.