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James Patrick Focarile (foca-relay) resides in the Northwest with his wife and teenage son. His past careers have included actor, cruise director, and theatre manager. He holds an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College. His literary works have been produced on stage, in film and have appeared or are forthcoming in Bright Flash Literary Review, JOURN-E, Guilty Crime Story Magazine, Mystery Tribune, Shotgun Honey, Close To The Bone and more.

Memberships: Short Mystery Fiction Society, Idaho Writers Guild

Awards: 2nd Place Idaho Writers Guild's 2023 Short Story Contest, 2nd Place Litro Magazine 2022 Art of Reflection Competition

What readers are saying...

"A compelling read."

"An adeptly crafted blend of grit and heart."

"A unique, almost visual style...action packed." 

"Cinematic and visceral."

Selected Writing

The Refuge--Crime Short Story

JOURN-E (2nd Place IWG Contest)

Kings River Life Magazine

Mystery Tribune Magazine

Close To The Bone

Shotgun Honey 

White Cat Publications

Litro Magazine (2nd Place Art of Reflection Competition)

Bright Flash Literary Review

Cardinal Sins Journal

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