Jim Belmessieri is the author of four novels, with more in progress. His dozens of short stories range from startlingly personal nonfiction to intensely visual genre fiction in the categories of humor, action/adventure, suspense, horror, speculative, fantasy & science fiction, often blending one into another.
Raised on comics and early genre fiction but educated in the classics, Jim writes a blend of the two: character-driven literary fiction in the guise of plot-driven popular fiction. His style changes with the mood and genre of the individual story - whether he's spinning a gothic horror tale or crisply exposing a very real nerve.
Jim grew up in California and worked many years in the film and television industry as a writer and producer before moving on to agency work. He presently lives in Connecticut, far, far away from Hollywood. His biting humor and love of the absurd appear throughout most of his stories, usually at the most inappropriate times.