James A. Hunter

James A. Hunter

Hey all, my name is James Hunter and I’m a writer, among other things. So just a little about me: I’m a former Marine Corps Sergeant, combat veteran, and pirate hunter (seriously). I have a degree in theology and, on an unrelated note, I’m also a member of The Royal Order of the Shellback—’cause that’s a real thing. I’ve also been a missionary and international aid worker in Bangkok, Thiland. And, a space-ship captain, can’t forget that.

Okay … the last one is only in my imagination.

Currently, I’m a stay at home Dad—taking care of my two kids—while also writing full time, making up absurd stories that I hope people will continue to buy. When I’m not working, writing, or spending time with family, I occasionally eat and sleep.


The Yancy Lazarus series (Urban/Dark Fantasy)

The Golem Chronicles (Urban/Dark Fantasy and Horror)

For a full list of my books, check out my site: www.JamesAHunter.Wordpress.com

Awards and Memberships

SFWA member

Related Experience

I hold a B.A. in theology and I’m also a former Marine and combat vet (heavy machine gunner, while serving in Al Anbar Iraq), and so have an excellent grasp on military culture—the Marine Corps in particular—and general warfighting tactics.

I also own and operate Shadow Alley Press, Inc. which is my own publishing imprint. I make my living and support my family through self-publishing, so I’d be more than happy to discuss: writing in general, editing, writing to market and genre expectations, marketing, the various self-publishing platforms, formatting, or any other aspect revolving around writing or publishing.   

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