Jim Weddell, 7/12/1947 – 4/8/2021
Read Jim’s obituary here.
Below is the bio he last included in this section:
Jim Weddell is sending out his first book to agents and publishers. He’s old-school and wants a print book. E-booking and self-publishing are his back-up plans. The process is every bit as excruciating as it’s cracked up to be.
Jim has a few writing credits in his checkered past (newsletters, newspaper columns, grant proposals, PR pieces, and in the very dim past, two articles in college magazines and a regrettable piece of erotica in a New York tabloid), but nothing like a full-length book.
The book, Roadcuts through the Heart, tells a story about growing up in an idyllic—for middle-class whites—southern college town on the cusp of the Civil Rights era. That and dealing with a “series of unfortunate events” mainly hidden inside the family. Jim still thinks of Georgia fondly, but lives out west in Washington, just over the edge of Idaho.
The instrument in the photo is a miniature travel banjo. We’re in an unfinished church in El Salvador a few years back.