James W. Nelson

Biography

James W. Nelson was born in a farmhouse in eastern North Dakota in 1944. Some doctors made house calls back in those days. He was living in that same house on the land originally homesteaded by his great grandfather, when a savage tornado hit in 1955 and destroyed everything. But they rebuilt and his family remained on that land until the early nineteen-seventies when diversified farming began changing to industrial agribusiness. James spent four years in the US Navy, worked many jobs and has finally has settled on a few acres of land exactly two and one half miles straight west of the original farmstead, ironically likely the very spot where the 1955 tornado first struck, which sometimes gives him a spooky feeling.
He lives among goldfinches, chickadees, nuthatches, blue jays, crows, cottontails, squirrels, deer, mink, badgers, coyotes, wallflowers, spiderworts, sunflowers, goldenrod, big and little bluestem, switchgrass, needle & thread grass, June berries, chokecherries, oaks, willows, boxelders and cottonwoods, in the outback of eastern North Dakota.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Thrillers. I like the feeling of intensity during those moments/seconds just before Truth!
Nature stories, from nonfiction authors like Rachel Carson, Aldo Leopold, and the National Geographic, and especially the fictional stories by Sally Carrighar.
(I know. I'm still living in the sixties.)
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Easy to answer. All I have is my trusty laptop.
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