10 Things You Didn’t Know About James D. Shipman
- The day job. James D. Shipman is a full time family law attorney in Everett, Washington. He started his practice in 1998. He also serves as a mediator assisting other attorneys and their clients in resolving their family law cases through settlement rather than trial.
- Fantasy novel. Although James Shipman writes historical novels, he did write a fantasy comedy novel in 1998 titled “Willie-Washer’s Local No. 38.” WWL follows the adventures of Solomon Khash as he parties with gelatinous cubes, chases the beautiful Princess Jenny, and saves the Irth from the evil Ug Slugs.
- Kids. James Shipman has three kids aged 15, 13, and 10. They attend school north of Seattle and are involved in soccer, baseball, and generally getting in mild trouble.
- Red Cross. James has been involved for many years volunteering for Red Cross. In 2006 he was the Chair of the National Committee on Resolutions, one of two national committees for the American Red Cross.
- Fish. James has a saltwater reef tank in his office. He speaks German randomly to his fish, although they don’t typically respond.
- Comicon. James has appeared at the Rose City Comicon and Emerald City Comicon at an author table for the past two years.
- Next book. James’s next title is “Going Home,” a civil war historical novel based on a true story. “Going Home” will be released in July, 2014.
- Istanbul. James was able to visit Istanbul this past year as part of the final research for Constantinopolis. Istanbul is one of the most beautiful cities in the world to view from the water, and has a rich Greek and Turkish history.
- History. James has a history degree from the University of Washington.
- Gonzaga. James completed his law degree in 1998 from Gonzaga University.
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Genre – Historical Fiction
Rating – PG