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James Patrick Focarile (foca-relay) resides in the Northwest U.S.A. 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 Guilty Crime Story Magazine, Mystery Tribune, Shotgun Honey, Thrill Ride Magazine, Epic Echoes and more.

MembershipsShort Mystery Fiction Society, Idaho Writers Guild

Awards: Runner-up Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Mysterious Photograph Contest, Finalist Stonecrop Magazine 2024 Micro Fiction Contest, 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."

"Cinematic and visceral."

"An explosive, wild ride with a great twist!"  

Selected Writing

Guilty Crime Story Magazine

Scribes Micro Fiction (Issue 35)

JOURN-E (2nd Place IWG Contest)

Close To The Bone

Shotgun Honey 

White Cat Publications

Shotgun Honey

Kings River Life Magazine

Mystery Tribune Magazine

Pulp Modern Flash

Litro Magazine (2nd Place Art of Reflection Competition)

Bright Flash Literary Review

Cardinal Sins Journal

Sisters-In-Arms Thrill Ride The Magazine 

Epic Echoes Magazine 

Shotgun Honey

Shakti's Honor--Flash Fiction (Soon!)

Every Day Fiction

A Regular John--Flash Fiction (Soon!)

Guilty Crime Story Magazine

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