MARK JAMES writes Geopolitical thrillers/dystopian fiction. His novel Friendship Games earned a coveted Kirkus starred review and consideration for the Kirkus Prize. It also earned a MWSA Bronze Medal Award. Friendship Games is available at Amazon in Paperback, Kindle, and Audiobook, and wherever you buy your books (just ask for it). His debut novel Alter Road is likewise available at Amazon and wherever you buy your books (again, just ask for it).
Mark earned his PhD in Geography from the University of Cincinnati, his MS in Geography from the University of Alabama, and his BS in Political Science from Towson University. He has published research in various academic journals including Antipode, Regional Studies, Journal of Urban Affairs, Growth & Change, and Southeastern Geographer. He has taught Political, Economic, and Urban Geography for over twenty years.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy after high school and deployed to the Philippines, Japan, Guam, the Aleutian Islands, and Hawaii during the last years of the Cold War. After the Navy, he used the GI Bill and worked his way through college and graduate studies. He is a first generation college graduate.
An avid surfer, you might find him on any given day amid the breaks off Delmarva in Maryland or Delaware when he probably should be working.
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