James A. Tweedie is a retired Presbyterian pastor who served congregations in Utah, California, Australia, Hawaii, and Washington State.

He fell in love with poetry during his Junior-year high school English class through the influence of an eccentric, yet inspired, student teacher, and has been writing poems ever since. He holds four earned degrees, in Music, Humanities, Divinity and Ministry, along with a Certificate from the University of Edinburgh, New College, Scotland. For pleasure, he composes and records music, sells his photography at a local gallery, volunteers with a program that provides the only free hot meal program in the county, acts, writes and directs with a local repertory company, edits, designs, and publishes books (to date, 29 titles with Dunecrest Press), hikes and fly-fishes in the High Sierra, and takes walks on the beach with his wife. With Dunecrest Press he has published six novels, three books of poetry, one book of practical theology, and a collection of short stories set on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula—the place he now calls home. He claims to be an optimist.

Poems and Prose by James A. Tweedie