Jim Mastro

Biography

I’ve rescued wild dolphins, trained seals and sea lions, scuba-dived in the gloom under 15 feet of ice, done stand-up comedy, directed plays, spent winters in Antarctica, traveled the world, and cheated death more than once. I speak a little French, un poco Spanish, a bit of German, a few words of Japanese and Navajo, and a smattering of English. I’ve been a biologist, professional dancer, laboratory manager, college professor, drummer in a band, professional diver, research assistant, photographer, surfer, and water skier. And through it all, I’ve been a writer.

Don’t ask me to explain why I am compelled to write things down, to document my experiences, and to tell stories. I don’t know why. I do know that I have, as Jimmy Buffet once said, grown older but not up. I am still curious (in both meanings of the word). Words fascinate me. Thinking (or, as is so often the case with humans, the lack thereof) fascinates me. Stories fascinate me. The universe fascinates me.

So I write.

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Books

The Hand of Osiris
By Jim Mastro
Series: Children of Hathor, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,330. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Category: Fiction
In a continuation of the story begun in The Talisman of Elam, Jason Hunter and his friends are abducted from their school grounds, in full view of everyone. To avert a war that will destroy the Earth, Jason must steal the two remaining talismans and form the Hand of Osiris. Doing so will bring back the mysterious Hathor and ensure peace. At least, that's what everyone thinks.
The Talisman of Elam
By Jim Mastro
Series: Children of Hathor, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,910. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011. Category: Fiction
When twelve-year-old Jason Hunter discovers a spaceship buried in the woods behind his home, his world is turned upside down. He is forced to flee the Earth on a desperate mission to rescue his parents and prevent an alien invasion. If he can't find an ancient talisman hidden among the stars, the consequences will be horrific. The only trouble is, the thing might kill him when he touches it!

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