Over 20 years ago, Jim Scorzelli realized his love for writing. To pursue his passion, he attended writing conferences and groups, practiced writing, and even wrote a few masterpieces. Jim Scorzelli is a proud writer of today’s era.
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
He likes the street life and the security that comes from being in a gang, but he still cares about his mom. He seeks promotion and acknowledgment but is frustrated by his lack of acceptance to higher levels in the gang. Joel has difficulty trusting all adults, and most peers.
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