Birth date: October 14, 1955
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York USA
Pen name: Jim Scorzelli
Occupation: Technical Writer/Trainer at Virginia State Supreme Court
Genre: Christian Fiction – Middle Grade and Young Adult
Published books: 3
Upcoming book: The sequel to Double Edged Blade
Relationship status: Married for 41 years, 3 children and 3 grandchildren
Residence: Chesterfield, Virginia (Suburb of Richmond VA)
- Currently teaching Sunday school classes for middle school students and occasionally adults.
- Teach weekly classes for inmates at Deep Meadows Correctional Center state prison.
- Taught at a technical college for 4 years (Electronics).
- Worked at AT&T Bell Labs for 16 years (Electronics testing)
- Enlisted in the US Air Force at the age of 17.
- I enjoy reading, teaching, writing, outdoors, travel, problem solving, building / repair projects.
- Committed Christian.
Notable Characters Created
Abilities: Street fighting
Weapon: Switch blade
Relatives: Catherine Somers (mom)
Personality: Risk-taker and craves adventure
Short Character background: Fifteen and member of a Brooklyn gang called the Blades, Joel has some run-ins with the law and scuffles with other gang members. On the run after a botched robbery, Joel hides out at a Christian youth concert where he gives his life to Christ. From that point on he begins a journey of discovery about what it means to be a Christian.
Abilities: Smart, strong faith
Relatives: Nate (twin brother)
Personality: Always upbeat and caring, but clumsy, strong believer, risk-taker but also has both feet firmly on the ground
Abilities: Invisible but able to materialize as a person as needed
Weapon: Blue aura (spiritual energy beam)
Personality: Faithful and obedient. Fiercely protective. Fearless