Award winning Author James Zwerneman

JAMES ZWERNEMAN is an award-winning writer and illustrator living in Naples, Florida. He studied creative writing at Johns Hopkins and earned his MFA in Fiction from UC Irvine. Upon graduation, he won the Henfield Award, a cash prize given to just five of the top MFA students in the nation. He also published his first story in One Story, one of America’s top literary journals.

After living in LA, he moved to Naples to write a long historical novel about China (500 pages, it turned out). It took him three years, but he finally finished it and is currently submitting it to agents. He wrote and illustrated the children’s book series The Adventures of Ta and Boddington in order to give himself a “creative rest,” but the series blossomed into a bigger project and the first three books in the series were published in the fall of 2015. The fourth book is already finished and is tentatively scheduled to come out late this year. 

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Below, James works on "An Unexpected Visitor," book four in The Adventures of Ta and Boddington...coming soon!