James Protzman is the George Carlin of the literary world, skewering with brilliant characterization and storyline the veil of religious mythology that threatens to suffocate our society. But Protzman also understands and respects our longing for answers in life. Jesus Swept
embraces the mad chase in all its futility, humor, and hope. --John Manuel, The Canoeist
Chock-a-block with local color and cosmic lunacy, James Alexander Protzman's first novel is the opposite of a Chinese meal: the prose is lean and the style spare, but this tasty text continues to satisfy long after the last page is turned. --James Morrow, The Last Witchfinder
, The Philosopher's Apprentice
About the Author
James Alexander Protzman lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with Jane (his wife) and their dog Jack. James was born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1950. In the early years, his family followed his Navy father from coast to coast, finally settling in Hampton, Virginia. James left home at 17 to attend the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, where he graduated in 1972. After five years in the Navy, including a stint with 2nd Anglico at Camp Lejeune, James enrolled in the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He graduated from there with an MA in 1980. Over the next 30 years, James built a successful career in advertising and marketing in Chapel Hill. Today he is a freelance business writer, avid blogger, and novelist.