A native New Yorker, D. James Eldon has been writing fiction and poetry for more than 25 years.
After barely finishing high school, he chose to drink heavily and skip the college classes his friends were attending to join the Navy (which lasted less than 6 months). Returning to NYC he studied acting while working as a bouncer, then a waiter (possibly the worst waiter ever to have worked in a 3-star restaurant), and finally a bartender.
After cheating death more than once, he quit drinking, quit working in bars, and found himself an office gig. Having clear-headed time on his hands, he went back and read all those books he’d skipped in school. He fell in love with books by authors such as Don DeLillo, Paul Auster, Michael Ondaatje, the poetry of Pablo Neruda, and the short stories of Ernest Hemingway and Raymond Carver.
Driven to find more direct ways to express himself creatively, he began writing short stories and poetry, which he found infinitely more satisfying than acting.
After many years of writing part time while supporting himself by working full time in the technology field, he quit the corporate world and began writing his first novel.
In 2006, he left NYC on a cross-country motorcycle trip. Though originally planning to return to NYC in a few weeks, he instead spent 4 years traveling the west on motorcycle, working odd jobs while continuing to write.
In 2008 a collection of his short stories was published in French, under the title, Made In New York by Zanzibar Editions. Late 2009 saw his first novel, All The Way Gone, published, in both English, and French (again, by Zanzibar Editions), under the title Sur Le Fil).
He returned to NYC in July 2010 and, while working in real estate, began writing Brooklyn Heat, the follow-up to All The Way Gone.
His writing has been described as dark, funny, twisted, sparse, unconventional, character-driven pieces with crisp, realistic dialogue.
Check out his first novel, All The Way Gone, available in paperback and for Kindle at Amazon - in paperback and for the Nook on the Barnes & Noble website – and in the iBookstore for all things Apple. You can read what Kirkus Reviews has to say about it by clicking here.
And you can read an excerpt of the in-progress novel Brooklyn Heat by clicking here.
You can also find his poetry blog (co-written with his friend and mentor, Sebastien Doubinsky) at: www.disposablepoetry.com
D. James Eldon has been
writing fiction and poetry for over 2 decades. Originally from New York City he has spent the past few years living and writing in Los Angeles.