James Snyder was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and lived in many parts of the United States, before settling with his family in Napa Valley. Among a variety of careers and occupations, he was a soldier with a tactical mobile operations unit in Germany, as well as an executive for a Fortune 500 company.
He has published short stories in the Houghton Mifflin Black Mask anthologies, the Ginosko Literary Journal, and was a finalist in the New Letters’ Alexander Patterson Cappon Prize for Fiction. He is the author of the military thriller AMERICAN WARRIOR, the suspense thriller DESOLATION RUN, the literary coming-of-age THE BEAUTIFUL-UGLY and the short story collection TALES OF THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY
He occasionally blogs at jamessnyder.net and currently lives in Texas where he writes full-time.