Jim Caldwell


In 2003, Jim joined a local writer's group for the enjoyment of sharing and critiquing his writing with others. Through various short stories, exercises and challenges, the experience led to the fulfillment of long held dream: to write a novel. He has since written four, three of which are published through Smashwords.com

Jim writes with his heart, putting on paper emotions that people experience, live and sometimes celebrate every day. He lives in Western Pennsylvania with his wife, two birds and a cat.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I have been writing in some form since high school.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I love to write. Back in 2003 I join a writer's group at a local community college. We had a nice small group and critiqued each other's writing exercises. The two women who conducted it were excellent. At the end of the sessions, we all wrote a possible synopsis for a novel, but I never dreamed I would attempt it. The group challenged me to take my plot and do a novel. I did and have since written four novels, and am presently writing a fifth.
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Where to find Jim Caldwell online

Where to buy in print


Caching For Danger
Price: Free! Words: 57,530. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Danielle shows up at Baventine Preparatory Academy in northern Virginia in September of her senior year. Randy is love-struck at first sight. He invites her to join their small geocaching club for fun. But soon the group of high school coeds become entangled in a mystery, and the two teenagers discover that both of them have life secrets far more complex than their puppy love.
Price: Free! Words: 61,710. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
SKY is a story about a little girl who may grab your heart and not let go; a story of love lost and love found; a story of friendships, old and new, and how parenthood upends all that you thought life was about in your youth.
Price: Free! Words: 58,490. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Kids reveal them. Lovers share them. Families have them. Secrets bind us together like nothing else. A heinous crime casts Meghan and April together after hours at a deserted transit stop in Chicago. The effect is two women forge an enduring bond. One wicked act ignites a friendship. Will one unearthed memory extinguish or enrich it?
Treasure The Intersections
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,490. Language: American English. Published: March 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In 1988, Hunter’s first real love at college in New York holds a menacing secret. In Ohio, Julie’s marriage is on the verge of a divorce and complicated with a mid-life unplanned pregnancy. And outside of Harrisburg, Father Greg, a Franciscan friar, still battles past demons from the Vietnam War. Each is on a different uncertain course. Down a highway on a wintry afternoon, their worlds collide.
DiPrinanio's Stand
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,460. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Chase becomes infatuated with Suzanne, a young woman working at DiPrinanio’s Fruit Market in Brooklyn. Falling in love, they discover what they share in common, including growing up just ten miles apart in rural Pennsylvania. Their romance blossoms ... until he is shot during a carjacking and everything changes. A story of young love in search of hope: “Happiness is a journey, not a destination.”

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