JAMES MCKIMMEY was born in Holdrege, Nebraska, in 1923. He grew up in Red Cloud and Omaha. After graduation from Omaha Central High School, he started the study of architecture at the University of Nebraska. World War II interrupted that effort. Following 37 months in the U.S. Army, including 18 month's European overseas duty with the 102nd Infantry Division, he exchanged architecture for writing, married Marty from Indiana, and graduated from the University of San Francisco with a BS in English. It was at USF where he sold his first short story to a “little magazine” called the American Pen. Holding a variety of jobs, he sold stories to magazines ranging from the pulps to the slicks, started to write full time in 1955 and eventually wrote 17 books. He moved to Lake Tahoe in 1961, became a widower in 1994 and married Starr E. McKimmey, also a writer, which happily transformed him into an instant father and grandfather to Starr’s family.

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Read at interview with James McKimmey here.

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