Jim Cole is a retired civil/structural engineer. While traveling around the world on various engineering projects, he always dreamed of becoming a writer. When he retired after 42 years as a consulting engineer, he saw his chance to fulfill that dream. He attended Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies in Houston, taking classes in creative writing. Later, he joined the Houston Writer’s Guild and was fortunate to be under contract for several years to the Houston Chronicle for stories for their Sunday supplement magazine, Texas. Today, Jim and his wife Marian live quietly in their hometown, Victoria, Texas, where Jim continues his interests in writing and studies Victoria’s rich history and heritage. Jim currently authors a monthly newspaper column for Victoria Preservation, Inc., where he is a member of the Board of Directors. His well-received column, ‘Vanished from Victoria’, published in The Victoria Advocate, documents Victoria’s vanishing nineteenth and early twentieth-century architectural heritage. Never Cry Again, A story of the 1930s American South is Book 1 of 80-year old Jim’s planned trilogy. The action and events take place from the 1920s to 1945. The sweep of his narratives covers locations and events throughout the five-state region of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico, set against the backdrop of racial prejudice, depression, World War II and its aftermath. Book 2 of the trilogy is titled Run With The Wind, A story of WW II Galveston. Book 3, working title Brothers Three, is a story of the 1960s Dallas. While each book is written as a stand-alone novel, characters important to one play significant roles in the other books.Read more Read less
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