James A. Hearn is an attorney and author who writes in a variety of genres, including crime, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. He and his wife reside in Georgetown, Texas, with a boisterous Labrador retriever. An amateur astronomer, James believes everything is better under a starry sky — a good book, time with friends, or Mexican martinis. James has degrees in English and mechanical engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington, graduating cum laude in both disciplines, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Texas School of Law.
“A Beretta, Burritos and Bears,” Guns + Tacos, Episode 6, Season 1 (Down & Out Books, 2019).
From the editor: There’s a taco truck in Chicago known among a certain segment of the population for its daily specials. Late at night and during the wee hours of the morning, it isn’t the food selection that attracts customers, it’s the illegal weapons available with the special order. Each episode of Guns + Tacos features the story of one Chicagoland resident who visits the taco truck seeking a solution to life’s problems, a solution that always comes in a to-go bag.
The first season features original crime stories by: Gary Phillips • Michael Bracken • Frank Zafiro • Trey R. Barker • William Dylan Powell • James A. Hearn
“Trip Among the Bluebonnets,” The Eyes of Texas (Down & Out Books, 2019).
From the publisher: Texas has it all, from bustling big cities to sleepy small towns, and law enforcement alone can’t solve every crime. That’s where private eyes come in. They take the cases law enforcement can’t—or won’t. Private eyes may walk the mean streets of Dallas and Houston, but they also stroll through small West Texas towns where the secrets are sometimes more dangerous. Whether driving a Mustang or riding a Mustang, a private eye in Texas is unlike any other in the world.
The Eyes of Texas features seventeen original tales of Lone Star State private eyes from Trey R. Barker, Chuck Brownman, Michael Chandos, John M. Floyd, Debra H. Goldstein, James A. Hearn, Richard Helms, Robert S. Levinson, Scott Montgomery, Sandra Murphy, Josh Pachter, Michael Pool, Graham Powell, William Dylan Powell, Stephen D. Rogers, Mark Troy, and Bev Vincent.
“The Hard Luck Case,” forthcoming in Mickey Finn: 21st Century Noir (Down & Out Books, 2020). Coming in 2020 to the Down & Out Bookstore.
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