Jim Heskett was born in the wilds of Oklahoma, raised by a pack of wolves with a station wagon and a membership card to the local public swimming pool. Just like the man in the John Denver song, he moved to Colorado in the summer of his 27th year and never looked back.
He fell in love with writing at the age of fourteen with a copy of Stephen King's The Shining. Poetry became his first outlet for teen angst, then later some screenplays, and eventually, short fiction, long fiction, and he also writes in the video game industry. In between, he worked a few careers that never successfully tickled his creative toes, and hasn't ever forgotten about Stephen King. You can find him huddled over a laptop at an undisclosed location in Colorado, dreaming up ways to kill beloved characters.
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He writes award-winning crime thrillers and post-apocalyptic thrillers, with a dash of snark tossed in for good measure.
His book Wounded Animals is a 2015 finalist for Foreword Reviews thriller of the year
His book Nailgun Messiah is the winner of the 2016 eLit silver medal in the mystery/thriller category, also Readers' Favorite 2017 Honorable Mention in the Thriller category.
Book blogger reviews for Nailgun Messiah, book 1 in the Micah Reed series:
"This is a highly addicting book, I did not want to put it down until I finished it. It has so many elements that I love. It was thrilling, fast paced and had a bit of a mystery to it too." - Hyper Ashley book reviews
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book.The opening chapter immediately drew me into the story." - Genuine Jenn book reviews
"Micah is someone you cannot help rooting for, even with all his flaws, or perhaps because of them. He's a man with a past who is trying to make up for his mistakes and avoid making new ones, and his struggle to do right really draws you in." - A.M.Manay, Better Living Through Fantasy
"Heskett's knack for sly humor and off-kilter action is front and center... the ending of the story paves the way for many storylines; I'll be eagerly awaiting to see what lies ahead for Micah in the future!" - Kyle Wendy Skultety, gimmethatbook.com