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I've got the t-shirt (from the American Library Association) that reads:

Free people write books
Free people publish books
Free people sell books
Free people buy books
Free people read books

I missed the memo that said I didn't have to do all of these things myself.

I publish books through my company, Crum Creek Press/The Mystery Company. We publish books for mystery lovers in print and digital formats.

I manage the Kenyon College Bookstore, where I sell books, both trade and text. Until February 2010, my wife and I owned an independent bookstore in Carmel, Indiana. Why aren't we there anymore? See my blog for details

I don't exactly write books, but I contribute essays to books and newsletters, and I've edited a few books, including three that have won awards. My latest books are Mystery Muses: 100 Classics That Inspire Today's Mystery Writers (2006) and Organizing Crime: The Mystery Company's Guide to Series (2011). I speak and write frequently about mysteries and the business of mysteries; you can find links to some of my comments on my "essays & speeches" page. You'll find more recent comments on my blog and on Facebook.

I seem to buy more than my share of books, not just to stock a store but to stock our home too. (The Erasmus line -- "When I get a little money, I buy books and if any is left, I buy food and clothes" -- is all too apt.)

As for reading books? That's what got me into trouble in the first place.

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Jim Huang
1558 Coshocton Ave #126
Mt. Vernon, OH 43050

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My blog | A resume/CV of sorts | Essays & speeches | Homepage