Jim Traylor

Biography

Jim Traylor lives in Chandler, Arizona with his jewelry designer wife Louise and his Pomeranian therapy pup T-La. In addition to writing, jim enjoys music, RV Travel, Guitar and visiting children's hospitals and elder-care homes with T-La. The Monkey Soldiers was his first novel, followed by Regena Guitar and Other Short Stories, and A Poets Passion. His latest novel, Siam Song is a mystery romance novel. He is a Vietnam era Army Veteran with nine years’ service. A more detailed Biography and information on works in progress may be seen at www.jimtraylor.com If you wish to contact Jim, please send your email to jim@jimtraylor.com

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first stories in grade school.... which I wish I still had.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I do remember the first book I read but I can not remember the title. It was a WW II war story about the Burma campaign. I was living with my parents in Munich Germany but that book transported me to the jungles of Southeast Asia and I faught right along with the heroes of the book.
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Books

In the Shadow of the Big Yellow Mama - The Spud Gristwall Story
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 126,950. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » USA
When one man’s salvation Is another man’s damnation and his war heroes Are another man’s criminals, is it love or hate that is right or wrong? And who are the good guys and who are the bad? Southern storytelling at its very best, In the Shadow of the Big Yellow Mama - The Spud Gristwall Story
Siam Song
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 104,230. Language: American English. Published: February 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Soldiers call them Dear John Letters. When Sergeant Matt Mathews received his, he learned his unfaithful wife had taken their daughter and gone into hiding. He reacted by getting pity-me drunk. Bad Idea. Mugged in a bar parking lot and beaten senseless, he awakens in the hospital with a bandaged head and a scrambled brain that no longer understands his beloved music. But broken bones and int
A Poet's Passion
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 15,980. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A Poets Passion: An in-depth versification of one man’s life. It is a compilation of forty years of life events in rhyme and recollection. The emotion of this poet’s passion smoothly assimilates into the mind and heart of the reader. A Poet’s Passion: a wonderful and fulfilling read for the true poetry lover.
Regina Guitar and other Short Stories
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 23,100. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Anthologies
Regina Guitar and other Short Stories is a compilation of incarnate capsules: Flavored doses, seasoned with the human condition, and served up on the theatrical masks of tragedy and comedy. Here you will find it all,from heartrending drama to goofy buffoonery. The perfect selection for those who love to read but have little time to do it.
The Monkey Soldiers
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 78,180. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
The Monkey Soldiers: This story brings together a menagerie of humans and primates who find themselves in a world of heroic action, comic absurdity, tearful sorrow and boorish behavior. Wartime love stories and erotic, tropical rhondavous counterbalance the hedonism and decadence served up by the biggest and hottest R&R bar in Bangkok Thailand: The FTA Club.

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