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Jim Fergus

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Jim Fergus was born in Chicago on March 23, 1950. He attended high school in Massachusetts and graduated as an English major from Colorado College in 1971. He has traveled extensively and lived over the years in Colorado, Florida, the French West Indies, Idaho, France, and Arizona. For ten years he worked as a teaching tennis professional in Colorado and Florida, and in 1980 moved to the tiny town of Rand, Colorado (pop. 13), to begin his career as a full-time freelance writer. He was a contributing editor of Rocky Mountain Magazine, as well as a correspondent of Outside magazine. His articles, essays, interviews and profiles have appeared in a wide variety of national magazines and newspapers, including Newsweek, Newsday, The Denver Post, ...more

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Jim Fergus Hi Lois,
I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the novel for a second time, and that you are passing it on to your daughter. I'm currently hard at work on…more
Hi Lois,
I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the novel for a second time, and that you are passing it on to your daughter. I'm currently hard at work on the second installment of a planned trilogy of which OTWW is the first. I had hoped to see it published in the fall of 2016, but it's looking now more like early 2017. Stay tuned. Many thanks for your post.
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Jim Fergus Hi Sherri,
I'm afraid there is no English edition of MARIE-BLANCHE. Despite the fact that the novel was quite successful, critically and commercially,…more
Hi Sherri,
I'm afraid there is no English edition of MARIE-BLANCHE. Despite the fact that the novel was quite successful, critically and commercially, in France, I have been unable to place it with an American publisher. I'm currently working on a new novel, but eventually I hope to re-edit MARIE-BLANCHE for the American market, and perhaps have it published here. I appreciate your interest in my work.
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I’ve been, as usual, extremely remiss in updating my news. I just wanted to let readers know that I am currently working on a new novel, the 2nd volume of a planned trilogy that follows the thread of ONE THOUSAND WHITE WOMEN. I’m hoping for publication in the US in 2016. I have a working title for the novel, which I will not yet reveal, but I will keep you posted on the progress and a firm pub...

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“Don't you know that I laugh because it is my last defense against tears?

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“that's exactly the good thing about the Injun life--you don't have to stop and think about whether or not you're 'happy'--which in my opinionis a highly overrated human condition invented by white folks”
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