Before embarking on a college career, C.A. James spent four years as a sailing instructor, boat builder, machinist, and carpenter, and had several deep-sea sailing adventures. These taught him the value of craftsmanship, the satisfaction that comes from quality work, and what it means to have real responsibilities. He also figured out that laboring in the hot sun can make college quite attractive.
Born and raised in California, James graduated from UC Davis with a degree in electrical engineering, and some years later earned his master's degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, thanks to a fellowship from Hewlett Packard Laboratories. It was while at Stanford studying artificial intelligence that James got his first inspiration to write a book.
Family and work took precedence for the next few decades, but in 2010 James' first book, "The Religion Virus: Why We Believe in God," was published by O-Books of London. James became a prolific blogger and wrote over five hundred articles about religion, morality, politics and related topics; the "best 99" of these became his second book, "Is Christianity Dying?"
"The Zarrabian Incident" is James' first work of fiction, with many more to follow.
In addition to his writing, James is an accomplished amateur guitarist, a tolerable clarinet player, a deep-sea sailor, and the father of three. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and bicycling with his wife in the beautiful mountains and along the beaches of Southern California.
Where to find C.A. James online
Is Christianity Dying? Ninety-Nine Reflections in Religion, Science and Morality
by C.A. James
Why is the Christian faith losing its grip on America? Why are young people abandoning their beliefs forever? Why have evangelical Christians taken such a dramatic right turn? Why is the separation of church and state more important than ever? This fascinating collection of essays explores religion, science, morality, and politics, and why religion is inexorably fading across the nation.
The Zarrabian Incident
by C.A. James
What happens when the foundation of a soldier’s world is built on lies? Zarrabian has traveled from the mountains and deserts of Iran to wreak vengeance on America. This one is personal. As reporter Christine Garrett and FBI Agent TJ McCaig both chase Zarrabian, the case unravels into layers of deception and treason, and leaves them wondering: who is the terrorist and who is the hero?
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