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H. Melvin James

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in Cherokee, Oklahoma, The United States
September 05

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H. Melvin James is not a typical literary fiction author. His college degrees are in electrical engineering and business administration. He spent his career in the aerospace/defense and petrochemical industries.
Mr. James was the seventh of eight children raised on a farm. His family was one of a greater family of relatives, most of whom were farmers and ranchers. Those families were first and second generation pioneers and homesteaders.
Mr. James' ancestors were descendants of immigrants, from first generation to twelfth, from southeast Continental Europe to the northwest Irish Isle and several nations in between, including Germany, Czech Republic, and The Netherlands. They were an opinionated, superstitious, bold, culturally and ethnic
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H. Melvin James The banging open of the cabin door startled me awake from a restless sleep to feel the inrush of Arctic air and see Duntauf's huge frame in the doorwa…moreThe banging open of the cabin door startled me awake from a restless sleep to feel the inrush of Arctic air and see Duntauf's huge frame in the doorway, mud, humus, and blood about his face, hands and tattered clothes. Gorman and I had mistaken him for dead and the shallow grave we dug into the frozen forest floor had failed to assure his demise. (less)
H. Melvin James I will be writing a classical detective novel this summer. I intend to refresh my familiarity with the first person narrative style of Mickey Spillane…moreI will be writing a classical detective novel this summer. I intend to refresh my familiarity with the first person narrative style of Mickey Spillane by reviewing some of his novels. (less)
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FIRST PARAGRAPH OF VOLUME I, 'TARES AMONG THE WHEAT"

Kneeling beside the modest monument, a headstone selected to befit the small body buried deep beneath its shadow, the calloused veteran of the Vietnam War had just compared his scribbled notes to the chiseled epitaph. Having arrived at the disappointing conclusion of his investigation, he closed his dime-store pocket notebook and crowded it into Read more of this blog post »
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H. James One can only hope, as his life comes to end, there were more prayers in his favor, than curses lacking amend. -- H. Melvin James, "Tares among the Wheat" c. 2019.

“A match made by angels in Heaven but wrecked by demons in Hades.” --ibid.

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