What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.
I am Jamaican-born, a former military personnel, Business Analyst, father and husband. My work is influenced by my Jamaican heritage and the social, political and economic conditions of the world around us. I published two short novels and I have more in the works.
I’ve been wanting to write a religious science fiction/young adult novel for quite some time, but I never knew how to start. I wanted to write something that would be accessible to the general public, but at the same time, I wanted to make sure it was thought-provoking. So I started brainstorming ideas and had lots of them, but nothing really clicked, until I looked at some of my unpublished short stories and use them as the ideas for my current work.
Among my interests are science fiction and crime drama novels, television shows, and films. The topics and themes often reflects issues that are present in our current society. As a writer, I am not afraid to explore the social and religious influences on humanity in my work to demonstrate how serious the problem is. I use historical tropes and events to inform my readers. I don’t think you can understand how we got here if you don’t understand the history that led us there. We are experiencing similar historical events in the present like wars, genocides, slavery, women abuse and decimation of minority groups, all of which are inspiration for my literary work.
I welcome any discussion you may want to have about my work. You can contact me on on Twitter @fiweh and also on Facebook @delroy_james or at our website (Contact me).