Russell R. James was raised on Long Island, New York and spent too much time watching Chiller, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, and Dark Shadows, despite his parents' warnings. Bookshelves full of Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe didn't make things better. He graduated from Cornell University and the University of Central Florida. After a tour flying helicopters with the U.S. Army, he now spins twisted tales best read in daylight. He has written the paranormal thrillers "Dark Inspiration","Sacrifice","Black Magic", "Dark Vengeance", "Dreamwalker", and "Q Island", the collections "Tales from Beyond", "Deeper into Darkness", "Outer Rim", and "Forever Out of Time". His wife reads what he writes, rolls her eyes, and says "There is something seriously wrong with you."