James Cotton


Novelist. Currently working on my series, Summers Run: An American Boyhood, set in contemporary Pennsylvania. A "feel good" read from where I was raised. Return to Summers Run will be published soon.

Interests include country living and lifestyles, rural themes and issues, family farms, sustainable agriculture, Little League baseball, grandparenting, birdwatching, back roads, and books relating to interesting firearms, the "new west", outdoor activities and treks/travel, child actors of the past. Like art featuring landscapes, Americana, American primitive/outsider art. Musical tastes include classical, new age, and bluegrass.

Former editor of farm magazines and a livestock photographer. I maintain a website at www.alongcountryroads.com and blogs at http://summersrun.wordpress.com and afeelgoodnovel.blogspot.com

I collect diecast vehicles related to farming, and enjoy cooking, carpentry, and home improvement. My wife and I live in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. We have four sons and two grandchildren.

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Summers Run: An American Boyhood
Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 87,280. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Claude Kinkade moves to the family farm and with his cousin Nathean Summers, helps form a Little League team for the local farm boys. Nathe is a film star from the 50s-60s and becomes the father figure Claude desperately seeks. Claude's mother Daisy, however, is launching her singing career in Las Vegas and expects Claude to join her. Whose wisdom will decide his future, Daisy's or Summers' Run?

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