Born near Cleveland in 1966, James Winter began writing professionally in 2000. In 2001, he made his bones with “A Walk in the Rain,” which appeared Plots With Guns. Creator of the Nick Kepler, PI, series, his stories and reviews have appeared in Hardluck Stories, Futures, Shred of Evidence, and Thrilling Detective. He is a member of the Private Eye Writers of America. His first novel, Northcoast Shakedown, is slated for a November, 2004, release.

James works for an insurance company and lives in Cincinnati with his wife, Diane