James C. Coomer was born in Evansville, Indiana and holds a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He has held university administration positions of Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean, College of Arts Sciences, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Curriculum and Research. He has served on the staff of the Mayor of a large metropolitan city and on the staff of a U.S. Senator in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Coomer is the author or editor of four books, numerous professional articles, and over 100 newspaper and magazine articles. After a career of teaching and writing about political science, he now devotes his writing efforts to poetry and short stories. His short story, “Destiny,” was voted Best Fictional Short Story by the Gulf Coast Writers Association, in 1991.
He presently lives and writes in Norcross, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.
The process of aging occurs one day at a time. It is cumulative and at some point every person becomes aware that they have more of life in retrospect than prospect.
This is a collection of poems for those who have become aware of that reality in their own lives.
"Jim Coomer’s book should be read by everyone who is planning a golfing holiday to Scotland or anyone who has ever wondered what a golfing holiday to Scotland would be like. His descriptive writing about Scotland’s Scots, and Scotland's golf courses, known and unknown, is both delightful and instructive. — Donald Ford, author of the Carnoustie Sto