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James J. Cudney

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in Fort Myers, Florida, The United States
March 18

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James is my given name; most call me Jay. I grew up on Long Island and currently live in New York City, but I've traveled all across the US (and various parts of the world). After college, I spent 15 years working in technology and business operations in the sports, entertainment and media industries. Although I enjoyed my job, I left in 2016 to focus on my passion: telling stories and connecting people through words. I tend to write in the contemporary fiction and family drama genre with elements of mystery, suspense, humor and romance. To see samples or receive news from my current and upcoming books, please subscribe with your email address at my website: https://jamesjcudney.com

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James J. Cudney As an only child, I often spent a lot of time in my head, curious over who I was and why I did things the way I did them. Eventually, I began making…moreAs an only child, I often spent a lot of time in my head, curious over who I was and why I did things the way I did them. Eventually, I began making up stories about people I found interesting, leading me to write them down for others to read. When people laughed and cried over them, I thought it was a good career for me to follow. I took a rather different path to get there, but once I found this passion again, I dove into it.(less)
James J. Cudney Writers can always write (it may not be very good!), but when they hit a block, they need to figure out what’s causing it. If you can determine the…moreWriters can always write (it may not be very good!), but when they hit a block, they need to figure out what’s causing it. If you can determine the root cause, you can trace a path to success. I write an outline for each chapter. If I attempt to write the words for that chapter, and they won’t come through as I need them to, I ask myself why. If I can’t solve it in 10 to 15 minutes, I switch to a different chapter or start editing earlier chapters. When I go back to write that chapter again, if I still can’t do it, then there’s something wrong in the story, which is a different problem, not writer’s block. Hopefully that makes sense, as I’ve definitely had moments where I don’t like what I’ve written, but I do think you need to find a way to keep moving forward rather than stare at a screen hoping something changes. That’s painful!(less)
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Watching Glass Shatter is an AUDIOBOOK

Autumn is my favorite season. To celebrate, I’ll be sharing tons of exciting news over the new few months. Along with kicking off the season and revealing the overhaul of my author website (check out those falling leaves)… I announce the launch of the AUDIOBOOK version of Watching Glass Shatter and a giveaway contest for a chance to win a copy. You can also listen to a FREE sample on Audible.




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message 40: by James

James Calista wrote: "I hope you have a year filled with peace and joy and many good books. Keep those reviews coming!" Thank you so much! I wish for amazing things for you as well!


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Calista I hope you have a year filled with peace and joy and many good books. Keep those reviews coming!


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James Rebecca wrote: "
Happy holidays!
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Happy holidays! Rebecca, Love the green reindeer.


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Happy holidays! :)


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James Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Julie!


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Julie Merry Christmas, James!





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James Luffy wrote: "" Merry Christmas, my friend. Happy New Year!


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James Kelly✨ wrote: "hey James, Thanks for accepting my friend request, your too kind, I hope I can actually accomplish my goal. Have a nice day ahead of you! xx

-Kelly"


You're welcome. I look forward to comparing 2018 reads!


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James Apuca wrote: "Dear James J. Cudney,
Thank you for the "Friendship"!
Sincerely appreciative, Apuca Kislanya"



You're welcome. Glad to e-meet you.


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Kelly hey James, Thanks for accepting my friend request, your too kind, I hope I can actually accomplish my goal. Have a nice day ahead of you! xx

-Kelly


message 29: by Apuca (last edited Jan 25, 2018 05:47AM)

Apuca Dear James J. Cudney,
Thank you for the "Friendship"!
Sincerely appreciative, Apuca Kislanya


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James Michelle wrote: "Merry Christmas!"

Hi Michelle,

Same to you - hope it was a happy holiday week.

J


Michelle Merry Christmas!


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James Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰ wrote: "Merry Christmas!

Hope you have a day filled with love, laughter and most importantly... books! 💕

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Thank you so much! I hope the same for you. I did read 1 books between the airport and the flight, then I got 5 for Christmas!


Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰ Merry Christmas!

Hope you have a day filled with love, laughter and most importantly... books! 💕

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James SumitRK wrote: "All the best for your new book!"

Thank you very much, I appreciate it.


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Sumit RK All the best for your new book!


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James Beverly wrote: "Thank you James, I'm happy to connect and encounter new people,new stories,new interests and new books. I appreciate your positive reception to my friend invite =)."

It's great to meet you, Beverly. I look forward to connecting over different books we have in common. -Jay


Beverly~Lady B Thank you James, I'm happy to connect and encounter new people,new stories,new interests and new books. I appreciate your positive reception to my friend invite =).


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James Carol ♔Type, Oh Queen!♕ wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite. :)"

Nice to meet you and chat!


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James Andreia Fernandes wrote: "Good morning from a rainy Brazil!
No wonder you are number #1 Best reviewer in the USA!
I am just astonished by how well-constructed your reviews are James!
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for ..."


I just saw this... don't think I got a notification. I'm sorry for the delay! But thank you so much for the note. I really appreciate it. Sometimes it's a little hard to remember every book I read a few years ago... but with the new ones, it flows out quickly! Thank you! And I hope the rain went away.


Carol She's So Novel꧁꧂ Thanks for the friend invite. :)


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James Sionna wrote: "Hi! Thanks for the friend invite! ^_^"

Glad to connect!


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James Linda wrote: "Thanks James for accepting my GR's friend request.... enjoying your reviews & list of tbr.....looking forward to sharing our reads
! Good luck with catching up with your review, looking forward."


I appreciate it. Thank you very much for the feedback.


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Sionna Hi! Thanks for the friend invite! ^_^


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Linda Thanks James for accepting my GR's friend request.... enjoying your reviews & list of tbr.....looking forward to sharing our reads
! Good luck with catching up with your review, looking forward.


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James Orient wrote: "Thank you for the friendvite ;)"

I'm glad to connect!


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Orient Thank you for the friendvite ;)


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James Maddie wrote: "It is Easter weekend – so let the hunt begin →

Do not do too much running – more relaxing and reading :D

Happy Weekend my friend"


OMG, that is hilarious. Somehow, I missed this comment... and just saw it this morning. Made me laugh so hard. Thank you. Hope you had a great weekend.


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James Morgannah wrote: "Hello James, thank you for accepting my friendvite!"

Thank YOU!


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James Mike wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite, James. Looking forward to checking out more of your reviews. Happy reading in the meantime."

Glad to meet you!


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Mike Thanks for the friend invite, James. Looking forward to checking out more of your reviews. Happy reading in the meantime.


Morgannah Hello James, thank you for accepting my friendvite!


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James Pam wrote: "Thank for the friend Request James! :-)"

I enjoy your reviews... thank you!


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James Frances wrote: "Thanks James for the friend request. I see we have similar star ratings!! Will watch for your reviews."

Yes, I will for yours, too!


Frances Thanks James for the friend request. I see we have similar star ratings!! Will watch for your reviews.


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Pam Nelson Thank for the friend Request James! :-)


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James Cheryl wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, James. Nice to meet another cozy mystery lover! :)"

Yes - good to meet you!


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Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, James. Nice to meet another cozy mystery lover! :)


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