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Who is James Cormier?

He’s the author of the bestselling young adult novel Exile, the first volume in The Book of Ever, a dystopian science fiction trilogy set in a post-apocalyptic United States.

Jim is an attorney by training and, before leaving practice to write full time, worked primarily in criminal litigation.  He served as an Assistant District Attorney in Massachusetts for several years before going into private practice.

In 2012 he left his legal career to pursue a lifelong dream of writing fiction, particularly fantasy and science fiction.  He’s currently working on both the sequel to Exile, an entirely new epic fantasy novel for adults, and a steampunk serial novel that you can read for free on Wattpad.

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Fellow author, #SPFBO contestant, and Fantasy Faction staff writer extraordinaire G.R. Matthews graciously interviewed me for his blog feature 10 Quick Questions with Indie Authors.  Go check it out.  You won’t be disappointed.  It’s full of jewels like GMA:To steal (paraphrase) from Rod Stewart, what do you wish that you know now, you knew when you started… Read More

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It occurred to me recently that one’s personal library truly does tell a story all its own. While cleaning out two storage units I rent and consolidating them into one, I ended up throwing out a lot of junk.  What I didn’t get rid of was books–hundreds of them, stored in cardboard boxes and stacked… Read More

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I wrote a Tweety thing about Apple and the FBI. Here’s the thing about Apple vs. the FBI: this isn’t nearly as unique or important an issue as some would have you believe. — Jim Cormier (@jcormier) February 22, 2016 Most major corporate interests, Apple included, regularly cooperate with law enforcement to provide info on… Read More

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There’s a lot of defeatist thought making the rounds in the Democratic Party right now.  Articles like this one, talking about why Bernie Sanders couldn’t be an effective president, are par for the course among Hillary Clinton supporters.  Just google “Sanders Clinton pragmatist idealist” or some variation thereof and start reading.  The dichotomy is hardly… Read More

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  I want to eat when the fire’s done I want to dance when the bulls have run Other side of the hard day’s sun The water’s coming to a boil   I want to ask when the bills are paid Do the work of my father’s day See the road from a dead highway… Read More

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I’m not sure how many people are reading The Doktor’s Spyglass here on my website, as opposed to on Wattpad, but I noticed recently that for some reason I hadn’t enabled comments on the individual chapter pages here. That has now been fixed.  If you’re reading the book here on jamesdcormier.com, comments are now open on… Read More

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Reviews of Exile: The Book of Ever Part 1

What Readers Are Saying About 'Exile'

The world that Cormier builds is hostile and unforgiving, and he paints it with descriptive, affecting writing.

I just finished the Divergent series and decided to take a chance on this one. What a great read!

Everything I could want in a YA novel.  If [The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner] are your cup of tea, drink this one.

The amount of detail that Cormier put into this book was amazing. The main character Ever was wonderful…the kind of girl you want on your side. The characters themselves were extremely well written–more than just a story, a journey and an experience. — ★★★★, Read the full review

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