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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James T. Durkin  

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Audience: Adult;

Born: 1966 in Oak Lawn, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Jim was born in Oak Lawn and currently resides in Woodridge.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jim is a Civil Investigator at an agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. He also teaches as a part-time college instructor of American Politics. Jim earned both his Bachelor and Masters of Science Degrees in Political Science from Illinois State University. Jim is the co-founder of the ''Authors Marketing Group''. The group consists of published authors from the Chicago area who wish to share positive marketing experiences with other published or potential authors. For more information about the ''Authors Marketing Group'', feel free to visit the website at: [].

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Titles At Your Library

In My Dreams
ISBN: 140335636X

1st Book Library. 2002

?In my dreams is a fictional story about a young man who gets elected President at the age of 29. More importantly, it?s an opportunity for young people to believe in their political system ??and to get involved in their communities.

The Call of Angels
ISBN: 1434396290

AuthorHouse. 2008

The Call of Angels, Durkin's second novel, continues the story about his main character, Robert Hamlin's, single term in office and a second presidential campaign. This second novel is much more unpredictable in describing the character and events presented in the story. Due to the success of his one term in office, his integrity of keeping his word is put to the test. With the loss of various friends and loved ones in his life, Hamlin's religious faith is challenged. The story is educational in nature in explaining what are the symptoms of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT). This information can help save the life of you or a family member. If you suspect you may have DVT, please consult your family physician. His first book, In My Dreams, is a novel about a young man from the suburbs of Chicago who gets elected President of the U.S. Many readers have described the book as educational, inspirational, and motivational.


Jim was honored at the 2004 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.

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