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Jim Cherry

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I was born November 13, 1960, and experienced all the kaleidoscope impressions of childhood, my Mother reading to me, acting out all the parts and me seeing the pictures in my head. When I was 5, I danced on the corner and made it rain. I’d discovered power. It was child’s play.

I soaked up the idealism of the times and read everything that came my way. At 13, I decided I wanted to be a writer. I wrote, usually copying the style of whatever I was reading. At 19, I burned all those journals and essays. I increased my reading and started to learn how to write. Starting slowly with slogans, then sentences, then poems, and finally paragraphs. I traveled, wanting to live the life of the writers I read about, New Orleans, Germany, Los Angeles, all
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Jim Cherry I used to joke that I missed that day in school when they told you the secret of life. I think that my writing is trying to resolve that, to figure ou…moreI used to joke that I missed that day in school when they told you the secret of life. I think that my writing is trying to resolve that, to figure out the secret that every one else seems to know. So while I don't write mysteries in a traditional sense my writing is searching to solve a mystery in a much larger, existential sense.(less)
Jim Cherry Thinking of all the literary couples it's a really hard question. Couples that come to mind are Dick and Nicole Diver from "Tender is the Night", and …moreThinking of all the literary couples it's a really hard question. Couples that come to mind are Dick and Nicole Diver from "Tender is the Night", and this may sound facetious but the fisherman and the fish in "The Old Man and the Sea" but the 'couple' that first comes to mind is Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarity from Kerouac's "On The Road".

Sal and Dean are opposites and complement and contrast each other (as they're meant to be) while the relationship may not be totally equal, Sal seems enthralled to and by Dean. But Sal his purpose in the relationship too, he's hoping that Dean and his adventures will lead Sal to some sort of enlightenment, and I think that's what we're all seeking on this road of life, a moment of enlightenment that will make sense of all this to us.(less)
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“I blew into L.A. streaking down the freeway, the song "L.A. Woman" blasting out of the car speakers, the wind in my hair, the music in the wind. The first thing you notice about L.A. is that it’s overflowing with people, tourists, the homeless, the starstruck, it was like an old fashioned boom town, a few ghosts wandered it’s streets but it was still booming, if L.A. lived off the people that were successful, the city would be awfully empty.”
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“Isatai started chanting, drums pounding, the rhythm gathered and met the beat of their hearts, and that sound matched their thoughts. It was one sound they could hear, then they felt a deep pounding of hooves vibrating through their bodies. As they stared into the fire they saw the face of a great buffalo, its mane, flame. It grew in their eyes, engulfing them in its spirit, the vision raced through their hearts like an engine.”
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“Mackenzie, our profession courts death, madness is always just over the next rise, the next hillock…” Sherman’s voice dropped off, “I’m out in that landscape wavering between madness and sanity. Be careful Mackenzie you don’t cross over that rise and find yourself in the arid desert of madness … I fear it is this desert for me.”
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Harry Whitewolf Jim wrote: "I wonder if it is me? Or some other Jim Cherry? I mean I have on my profile that Loco For Lizards book written by Jim Cherry, but its not me and Goodreads won't reassign it (I should probably talk ..."

Oh! Whoops! There was me thinking you were moonlighting. Yeah, it's worth seeing if GR would reassign. I won't bother to read it now then!


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Jim Cherry I wonder if it is me? Or some other Jim Cherry? I mean I have on my profile that Loco For Lizards book written by Jim Cherry, but its not me and Goodreads won't reassign it (I should probably talk to them about it again).


message 15: by Harry

Harry Whitewolf I see you're a talented artist as well Jim! The Adventures of Captain Heart You're a dark horse!


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Jim Cherry Harry wrote: "Am loving the new profile pic Jim. Very cool."

Thank you Harry!


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Harry Whitewolf Am loving the new profile pic Jim. Very cool.


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Jim Cherry Rebecca wrote: "Hi Jim, thanks for the friend request. Look forward to talking books with you :)"

Hi Rebecca!
Thank you for adding me! I hope you enjoyed The Captured Dead! Looking forward to reading what you think about books!

Best!
Jim Cherry


message 11: by Rebecca

Rebecca Gransden Hi Jim, thanks for the friend request. Look forward to talking books with you :)


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


Robert You are right about the sixties. But life is great in all the decades.
Enjoy.
Robert


message 8: by D.A.

D.A. Schneider Hello, Jim.

My new book, The 9 Ghosts of Samen's Bane, is available now at amazon.com and target.com. Have a great day.


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message 7: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hi Jim,
Great minds think alike,
I've a graphic novel in production in which Francis Dashwood of the 18th Century Hell Fire Club is a ruthless property speculator in modern Birmingham, rendered immortal by a pact with the Devil - but at a price!
ROGER


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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Holly Jacobs Thanks for the invite, Jim!

Holly

ONCE UPON A THANKSGIVING, 10/08


message 4: by Janie (last edited Oct 06, 2008 11:39AM)

Janie Pendleton Hello Jim, Thank you for accepting my friendship here on Goodreads. I've read your reviews here and there. Liked your review on C.B.Smiths Diary of a teenage Faery Princess.

Nice to have you on board!

Fellow Quiller, Janie Pendleton




Rowena Hello, Jim,

Thank you for finding me.

Best wishes,
Rowena Cherry (no relation)


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message 2: by Jim

Jim Cherry The honor is all mine.

Jim


message 1: by maria

maria Hey there,Jim
Thank you for add me as your friends.
It`s my honor to be in your friends list.
Best regards
Maria


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