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Welcome to the BOOKS page for the author, photographer, singer-songwriter, and writer James Porteous
Porteous worked for over 20 years as a digital librarian and archivist in Toronto and then Washington, DC, and Doha, Qatar for CBC and Al Jazeera English.
He is an author, freelance writer, musician, songwriter, photographer, and anti-war and human rights activist.
Three Books by James Porteous
Three indie novels available + Worldwide Amazon + Payhip: Stinky Karma + Got a Revolution + The Insolent Caretaker +
07 February 2023 | James Porteous | Clipper Media News
Thank you for checking out the list of novels. Below you will find descriptions of two novels and one collection of short fiction.
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Bo Carter began his career as a singer-songwriter in the tumultuous 1960s, playing folk and rock in Greenwich Village.
During this time, he toured with some of the most renowned names in the music industry, such as The Touts, The Kinks, and even Bob Dylan.
Carter has always been passionate about music and songwriting, and this fictional biography provides a wealth of firsthand knowledge and information about songwriting and life on the road.
The reader also joins Carter while he records his ‘comeback’ album at New York’s renowned Record Plant and consumes a bottle of single malt while trying to write a new song for the latest Robert Altman film.
Links to original songs written by the author of the book are also included.
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Got a Revolution?
The Good Lord is weary of nursing His Hapless Humans.
Earth is a small, insignificant, and frankly, otherwise useless part of His vast real estate portfolio.
And now, after decades of war, climate change, and corruption, the wealthiest 1% are preparing to move into The Hawkins Bay Freedom Bunker.
There, they will continue to indulge in their gold, money, and DNA while waiting for the day they can venture out into the pristine atmosphere of New World 2.0.
Meanwhile, Those Left Behind are starting to realize that they have, indeed, been left behind.
Will the ensuing chaos work in Manifesto 99’s favor?
Will Major Stursberg regret not stocking up on Kool-Aid?
Got a revolution?
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The Insolent Caretaker and Other Stories
While writing this short fiction collection, I soon realized that many of the stories had been inspired by the work of Studs Terkel, an American writer, historian, actor, and broadcaster.
His book, Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do (1974), redefined how we think about work.
It also changed the way I thought about writing.
I wanted to create stories that would explore the diverse and complex lives of everyday people, and delve into themes such as relationships, love, politics, religion, and humor, while highlighting the struggles and triumphs of characters who are often overlooked or forgotten.
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MUSIC B O N U S
Buy Bo Carter’s album recorded by the author just for this book.
Bo Carter’s The Last Record Album album at his Bandcamp Site
James Porteous has worked in various media jobs over the past 30 years.
He began writing record and concert reviews for national magazines when he was 14 years old. He continues to write for various blogs and online publications.
From there he moved on to television, working as a digital librarian and archivist, first with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto and then Al Jazeera English in Washington, DC, and Doha, Qatar.
Having come of age during what the West calls ‘The Vietnam War,’ he could not help but notice that the American boys coming home in body bags were basically his age.
These early images have remained with him for his entire life.
He was also involved in the six-month build-up of TV equipment and crews assigned to Shock and Awe in the first Iraq War.
How else could the images be beamed around the world at the very moment they were taking place!
Porteous is an author, freelance writer, musician, songwriter, photographer, and anti-war and human rights activist.
His latest novel, Got a Revolution? serves as a reminder that, for decades, the governments in the Global North have offered their manufactured wars, corporate greed, poverty, and military spending as proof that humans are inherently evil. It is a profitable but deadly fiction.
His previous book, The Last Record Album, is a fictional biography based on stories and musicians he met while working in the music industry.