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“Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.”    - William Faulkner


Welcome to the website of James Gregory Catledge, author, outdoorsman, amateur photographer, graphic artist, and information technologist.

After a rewarding career in information technology, I took the opportunity to pursue a long-held desire to spend more time writing. So far I have completed a memoir of my youth, 28 Dog Years, and a volume detailing some of my adventures over a lifetime of trekking around North American and even into South America, Put On Your Boots and Go, both of which I have self-published.

I have also finished two novels set in the same fictional Delta hamlet of New Bethel, Mississippi. Although Beside Still Waters and Celester and the Captain are set 60 years apart, they are joined by themes of justice and revenge as well as several characters and descendents of characters. I am currently seeking representation and a publisher.

Two more novels are also in the works: A third installment in the New Bethel saga, Felicia and the Mayor and a novelized (and somewhat fictionalized) account of my grandparents establishing themselves as cotton planters in the Delta during the 1920's and 1930's. It is titled Into the Delta.

On these pages you will find information about me, how to purchase my books, and examples of my writing and my photography.

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