James Garcia Jr.


James Garcia Jr. was born in Hanford, California in 1969. In the mid 1970's James Sr. began a Law Enforcement career just up the road with the Kingsburg Police Department, taking the family there. It was not until junior high school; however, that anything of significance occurred. Discovering authors Stephen King and Michael Slade, as well as hard rock music, began to form a spark of creativity within his adolescent mind. He began to play guitar and pen song lyrics, but soon found himself confined in that tight medium, desiring to do longer works.

After graduation he moved on to the local community college where he met his wife. By this time he had written a handful of short stories, a couple of novellas and had begun writing the novel that would become, “Dance on Fire”.

Career changes, building a family, and the busyness of life impeded his writing at this point. It wasn’t until he came to the realization near his fortieth birthday that he did not want to go to the grave with any regrets he plunged headlong into the dust-covered novel in earnest and not only completed it after twenty years, but started and completed its sequel in eight months.

James and his wife, Aida, and their two sons make their home in Kingsburg, where he is an Administrative Supervisor for Sun-Maid Growers of California.


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