In Response

by James D. Witmer


portrait 1-15-13As a boy, James wanted to be a policeman. Well, he wanted to be Batman, but he would have settled for policeman.

Falling in love with books and music changed the details, but not his desire to change the world. By college he intended to write novels like CS Lewis and play bass in the next U2, although he would have settled for the first U2 if they needed him.

Now, an undisclosed number of years after college, he writes when he can, performs most often for his three kids (the toughest and most forgiving audience anywhere), and walks to work at a local t-shirt company. He spends his free time digging in the garden with his wife and is pleasantly surprised to find that loving his family makes real and lasting change in the world.

James is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature, earned a BA in English from Grove City College, is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and has worked as a freelance ghostwriter and style editor. He is a regular contributor to the Story Warren,  and his writing has been featured in the Curator Magazine.



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