Photograph by Jennifer Melzer

James Melzer is an award-winning novelist and short story writer. Since branching out on his own to become a self-published author in 2011, Melzer has sold more than half-a-million eBooks around the globe in various genres including suspense, children’s, and many others.


He currently resides in Pennsylvania with his wife, stepdaughter, bearded dragon, crested gecko, two Chinese water dragons, and sometimes writes middle grade books under the name of M.R. James (that’s Mr. James to you, bub).