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About James A. Swan
James is CEO of Snow Goose Productions, a full-service audio-visual production company that produces documentaries, pilots for series, book trailers, commercials and educational videos about conservation and outdoor sports topics. In 2009 SGP produced a 66-minute documentary "Endangered Species: California Fish and Game Wardens".(see www.jamesswan.com for details) "Endangered Species" is a primary inspiration for the WILD JUSTICE series. James is Co-Executive Producer for the WILD JUSTICE TV series on National Geographic Wild TV, that is produced by Original Productions.
He is the author and/or co-author of 10 non-fiction trade books, including two Book of the Month Club selections -- Sacred Places and The Sacred Art of Hunting -- Nature As Teacher and Healer that was named "One of the Best Environmental Books of the Last Five Years" by the Sustainable Futures Society; and In Defense of Hunting, named "One of the Best Books In Print" by the New York Review of Books. He also has written a novel, "LD-50." His most recent book, War In The Woods: Combating International Drug Cartels On Our Public Lands, features the stories of game warden Lt. John Nores, and it has been optioned for a feature film.
He is also an actor, James has appeared in 20 feature films including MURDER IN THE FIRST, and JACK; three dramatic series MIDNIGHT CALLER, JESSE HAWKES, and NASH BRIDGES, and over 30 commercials, industrials and print ads. He has consulted/written for NOVA, ANCIENT MYSTERIES, MODERN MARVELS, SIGHTINGS, ESPN, ENGEL'S OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE, BUSHNELL'S SECRETS OF THE WILD, and SPORTS AFIELD TV -- over 100 produced shows. He's been a judge in the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival three times as of 2014.
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Under the guiding philosophy of "The Honorable Pursuit of Fish and Game," Jeff and Sherol Engel and James A. Swan present their expert advice on the most enjoyable and affordable places to hunt both big and small game throughout North America, Mexico, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Down Under.
Organized by location, Chasing the Hunter's Dream covers the best hunting spots and possible game as well as outfitters, guides, and lodges. This book also serves up some tasty wild game recipes and shares inspiring stories of extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime "dream hunts." The authors provide information on preparing for each hunt and how to get a trophy home, and they share wonderful hunting camp remembrances.
Chasing the Hunter's Dream is for the modern hunter and those others who may wish to join them in enjoying the passion and the pleasure of hunting. Informative and inspiring, this is the one book that all hunters must own.
US Fish and Wildlife Service Special agent Moses Molson, part-Indian (and some say part-hawk), is on the case but he needs help as special agents generally work alone and are about as common as whooping cranes. So, for his back-up Moses draws on two unconventional volunteers: "Fuse," a former army explosives expert hiding in the woods trying to try to heal a bad case of PTSD, and Charlie Wang, a multi-cultural wizard who heals man and nature with wisdom, magic and spirits. Things shift into high gear when a dying hawk leads Moses to connect with Monica Jankowski, A.K.A. Monique Juillet, a burned- out Motown blues singer and animal rights activist who embarks on a spiritual awakening when Charlie Wang takes a curse off her and she reluctantly joins Moses' team.
When people begin dying in the same strange way, Moses and his team must conjure up an unorthodox blend of ancient wisdom, modern science and pure guts to stop a sociopath multi-species serial killer.
Early Reviews of LD-50
Brooke Medicine Eagle, author of BUFFALO WOMAN COMES SINGING and THE LAST GHOST DANCE -- "This intriguing mystery not only entertains us, but viola!, educates us as well, about sacred ecology which must be a priority for our very survival. Jim's book helps us take our 'medicine' with some sweet, zesty organic honey!"
Dr. Richard Wade, former Director of Environmental Health for Seattle, Minnesota and California and currently a consultant on bio-terrorism to the National Academy of Sciences -- "I found the characters interesting, complex and credible. They push senses to new levels and allow us to experience a pseudo-cognitive shift through their eyes. The action and suspense keeps the book moving and the reader anxious for the next page. The toxic chemistry is all too possible."
John White, former Editor-In-Chief, Countryroads Press, and former Marketing Director, Quest Books -- "This is truly a timely work that evokes many things, on many levels. The characters in this book jump back at us as exciting, real and very interesting people. We care about them immensely and experience great pleasure in playing witness to their wonderful adventures. This story will appeal to anyone seeking wisdom at the dawn of a new millennium."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James A. Swan, Ph.D is the Co-Executive Producer of the hit reality TV series "Wild Justice" on the National Geographic Channel. He is a former American Public Health Association Homer N. Calver Memorial Lecturer and the author and/or co-author of 10 award-winning non-fiction books about environmental psychology published world-wide in four languages, including two Book of the Month Club selections Sacred Places, and The Sacred Art of Hunting; and Sustainable Futures Society acclaimed Nature As Teacher and Healer. James has taught at the Universities of Michigan, W. Washington State, Oregon and Washington; consulted with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies; and conducted field research with native cultures in North America, East Asia and Polynesia. As an actor, he has appeared in 20 feature films including "Jack" and "Murder In The First," three dramatic TV series -- "Midnight Caller," "Jesse Hawkes," and "Nash Bridges," and over 30 commercials and industrials.