Jim Dobkins is an author/publisher. He and his wife own the UCS PRESS imprint, which is the imprint for all of their e-book editions. He is author of The Peach Tree Limb and co-author of nine books: Winnie Ruth Judd: The Trunk Murders; Machine-Gun Man; The Ararat Conspiracy; My boss was the BTK killer; The Theft of America's Heritage; The Facts Are Talking, But Who's Listening?; Darwinian Delusion; 371 Days That Scarred Our Planet; and The Submerging Church. The Judd book enjoyed an 18-month run in Doubleday Bargain Book Club and has been optioned six times as a possible film; it was nominated for Crime Book of the Year.
Dobkins conceptualized Someone Who Cares, a documentary short that was accepted in the Oscar competition.
He has ghost-written fiction and nonfiction books.
His professional career includes being a sportswriter/columnist, publications editor, newspaper publisher, ad agency publicity director, and freelance writer. He graduated with a Political Science degree from Arizona State University.
Dobkins and his wife Marty live in Arizona. They have a son, daughter, and seven grandchildren
.Print additions of Dobkins’ books may be purchased at http://www.marjimbooks.com
The author relives adventures he experienced in 1940's and 1950's California as the son of a conman who served six prison terms and was married five times. Ranging from humor to serious, we go from Midnight the nannygoat baby-sitter to nearly driving the pickup off a cliff and getting the truck off the train tracks seconds before a freight train roared by, and a most unusual birthday present.