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James was born in San Jose, California, in 1959. His family moved to Siskiyou County in Northern California in 1960 where he resided until 1976. He moved briefly to the greater Buffalo area of New York, and then to Sacramento, California, where he has lived since 1976.
James attended California State University, Sacramento, as a Theatre Arts and Music student. He has been teaching vocal music since that time. He is now studying Communications, with a concentration in Culture and Communication, at University of Phoenix online.
James was first published in 1968 with a poem he wrote. Since then, he has had several articles published in newspapers and national publications. He also taught tenth grade English for a time.
He is currently working on a memoir, entitled, “Interwoven,” that looks at his being an adoptee who found his family of birth and began investigating his genealogy for all four sides of his family. The book reflects on the impact this search has had on him and the various branches of his family.
James has had his paintings and poetry exhibited, and has danced professionally in his young adult years.
In addition to his written work, James is an award-winning music director, vocal directing for a prestigious performing and fine arts academy, teaching seventh- to twelfth-grade students, and acting as principal music director for the Woodland Opera House since 1999.
James has been with his husband for more than 12 years. Prior to their marriage, he was married to the mother of their six children. They now share 10 grandchildren.
In addition to the work he loves, he is excited by the process of genealogy. James has two family trees on Ancestry.com, including his birth family’s Herrera-Arroyo Family Tree (2,000+ names) and his adopted family’s Chavez-Glica-Hernandez Family Tree (12,000+ names).
James looks forward to hearing your thoughts and questions about his blogs.