James is the author of The Shopkeeper, Leadville, Murder at Thumb Butte, The Return, Jenny's Revenge, Tempest at Dawn, Principled Action, The Shut Mouth Society, and The Digital Organization. James has ghost written two books, authored two regular magazine columns, and published numerous journal articles. He is a member of Western Writers of America, Western Literature Association, and the Pacific Beach Surf Club. As a conference speaker, he has made presentations throughout North America and Europe. http://jamesdbest.blogspot.com/
James and his wife Diane live in Omaha, Nebraska.