JAMES M. MCCRACKEN
"Writing for me is like taking a mini-vacation that doesn't cost you anything and doesn't require hours of travel. When I am writing I get to see a different world filled with people/ characters who don't always cooperate with each other and at times even with me. It makes the whole experience interesting."
James M. McCracken began writing stories when he was a teenager and dreamed of someday becoming a published author.
After spending twenty years working for the telephone company, he wrote the first in a planned series of young reader mysteries inspired by his teen years spent in a seminary boarding school.
He retired early from his day job in 2002 and continued pursuing his writing. He currently lives in Redmond, Oregon and is the current president of NIWA.