Russell James grew up on Long Island, New York and spent too much time watching Chiller, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, and The Twilight Zone, despite his parents' warnings. Bookshelves full of Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe didn't make things better. He graduated from Cornell University and the University of Central Florida.
After a tour flying helicopters with the US Army and a career in technical writing, he now spins twisted tales best read in daylight. He has written over a dozen paranormal thrillers including The Portal and The Playing Card Killer. His successful Grant Coleman sci-fi series includes Cavern of the Damned, Monsters in the Clouds, and Curse of the Viper King. He follows the monster-hunting adventures of Park Service Ranger Kathy West in Claws and Dragons of Kilauea. He has four short story collections: Tales from Beyond, Outer Rim, Forever Out of Time, and Deeper into Darkness.
His wife reads what he writes, rolls her eyes, and says, “There is something seriously wrong with you.” They live in Florida with two untrainable cats.
Follow him on Twitter @RRJames14, Facebook as Russell R. James, or visit his website for some free short stories at russellrjames.com.