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About Jim Dee
Jim Dee lives and works in Portland, Oregon. He's been involved in creative pursuits his whole life, focusing mostly on writing and music. He earned a BA in Writing from Wilkes University, worked in publishing and marketing for 20+ years, and now runs a web development agency. He's written a novel ("Chroo," forthcoming on Amazon), a novella ("The Pirates of Pamlico Sound," available on Amazon), a feature screenplay ("Wood's Confection," to be released soon on Amazon as a paperback), a memoir ("Tales of the Midwest," currently out of print, but mostly available on his blog), dozens of formal musical works (quite often presented as video-musical presentations, available on his blog), and many hundreds of online pieces ranging from low-brow humor to philosophical essays.
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Titles By Jim Dee
Chroo Nov 4, 2019
Who is CHROO? ...
He's quite possibly the richest dog in the world, the ever-present Corona-swilling BFF to celebrity heiress Upferra Quiquis (pronounced "quickie"). Chroo's been everywhere, knows everyone, and (unusual for a Chihuahua) boasts an impressive track record with large-breed females.
In this screwball literary fantasy, the fun starts when Upferra (who isn't the dumb blonde everyone thinks) finds out she's inheriting vastly more than the billions expected. It turns out her father was one of eight trillionaires controlling the world's economy by playing a strange, secretive Game. She's inherited his seat in this Game and it's now literally her move. The problem is, she doesn't care to play. So, she, Chroo, and an ensemble cast of humans and animals work to take down the Game, thus restoring freedom to the entire world!
CHROO brings readers along for a whirlwind global adventure. Those who like quirky tales will love the endless pop-culture and literary references, animal philosophy, and situational hijinks -- from the book's opening through its climax featuring an invasion of cross-dressing macaques (as told by a thespian cat in four pages of bona fide dactylic hexameter)!
Who Would Enjoy Reading CHROO?
- Readers who enjoy well-crafted, literary prose;
- Readers who love plot-driven novels;
- Animal lovers -- especially dogs and cats (and perhaps most notably Chihuahua lovers);
- Those who appreciate humor, word-play, pop-culture and literary references, and a flirtation with meta-fiction at times;
- Readers who would appreciate a smart, complex female protagonist;
- Readers who might enjoy an ensemble-cast;
- Those who like quirky, mysterious, and adventurous tales with diverse international locations;
- Those who appreciate speculative, upmarket adult fantasy fiction (i.e., a world where a few select animals can talk to a few select humans, where the world run, in part, as a literal game, etc.).
#weird #funny #chroo
Wood's Confection: A Screenplay Oct 29, 2019
A retired marketing executive’s latest entrepreneurial pursuit — developing a candy bar in the shape of Jesus — dovetails with an adventure involving his younger cousin’s circle of criminal friends. The recipe for this tightly woven tale includes elements of dark comedy, mystery, and a dash of philosophy.
"The magic has slipped away, Bernice Sarris thought to herself over a Starbucks grande cappuccino." She'd been thinking of her love life, how she and her husband had let years of career-building and day-to-day life come between them, as it does for so many others. Her two best friends, Nicki and Jayne, are in the same boat -- all of them successful professionals, yet the romance has faded with their husbands, as well.Things change, however, when Bernice acquires an authentic pirate jacket from the 1700s. As each of the women convince their husbands to don the jacket, each couple experiences a romantic renewal. But, more importantly, Bernice's discovery may well right some terrible wrongs from long, long ago."The Pirates of Pamlico Sound" alternates between the past (starting out in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts) and the present (Outer Banks, North Carolina), tracking the history of this potentially magical pirate jacket and other important artifacts from the early 1700s.Readers who enjoy supernatural historical romance -- with themes of witchcraft and pirates / piracy -- will encounter characters like Aithne Reade (who escapes the Salem witch trials), her daughter Brenna Reade, Chogan (the Wokokon medicine man who mentors Brenna), Hervé Grellier (a meddling pastor and painter), and of course Edward Teach (better known as Blackbeard).