SOLD! My fourth book, Harold’s Ark, a novel about credit card debt, trusting your vision, and life in the end times, to my beloved publisher Rhonda Hughes of Hawthorne Books, for Frank’s noodles and the love of quirky fiction. The flood cometh in 2014.


Excited to announcement that Inkwell Management and Hawthorne Books have sold the Turkish rights to A Very Minor Prophet to Ayninti Books in Istanbul.


Hawthorne Books is thrilled to announce that Rocking Stone Media has optioned the film rights to James Bernard Frost’s novel, A Very Minor Prophet. Rocking Stone is owned by Mayne Berke, producer, and Jess Gonchor, the Coen Brother’s Production Designer.


Fall 2012 A Very Minor Prophet Events

Saturday, 22 September 2012 :: 2.00 pm

Crazy 8s Book Tour | Cannon Beach Book Company | Cannon Beach, OR
Appearing with authors Ruth Tenzer Feldman, Tawna Fenske, Lauren Kessler, Sid Miller, Barbara Roberts, Karen Spears Zacharias, R. Gregory Nokes, and George Byron Wright.

Monday, 24 September 2012 :: 6:30 – 9.00 pm
Oregon Writers’ Colony Jump Start | Tabor Space | Portland, OR
The Colonyhouse is Haunted: Writers Tell Stories about the Colonyhouse, a Get-to-Know the Oregon Writers’ Colony event.

Thursday, 4 October 2012 :: 7.00 pm
Crazy 8s Book Tour | Broadway Books | Portland, OR
Appearing with authors Brian Doyle, Robert Dugoni, April Henry, Jane Kirkpatrick, Ron Lovell, Phillip Margolin, Naseem Rakha, and George Byron Wright.

Saturday, 13 October 2012 :: 11.00 – 12.00 am
Wordstock Literary Festival | Portland Convention Center :: Jim Frost on Panel – Putting Words in the Mouth of God.

Saturday, 13 October 2012 :: 1.00 – 2.00 pm
Wordstock Literary Festival | Portland Convention Center :: Jim Frost reads from his novel, A Very Minor Prophet.

Sunday, 14 October 2012 :: 3.00 – 4.00 pm

Wordstock Literary Festival | Portland Convention Center :: Jim Frost teaches the Workshop – The Anti-Hero’s Journey: Basic Story Structure for the Unconventional Author. Sign up with Wordstock!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 :: 7.00 pm
Crazy 8s Book Tour | Waucoma Bookstore | Hood River, OR
Appearing with authors Bill Cameron, Robin Cody, Lauren Kessler, Barbara Roberts, William L. Sullivan, Eliot Treichel, Ellen Waterston, and George Byron Wright.

Thursdays, 25 October – 22 November :: 5 pm – 7 pm

Story Structure Basics | Attic Institute Workshop :: In this five-week story structure course, we’ll look at the intricacies of the classic narrative arc–exposition, the first turning point, rising action, the climax, and the dénouement–discussing what a reader expects to see in each.

Saturday, 3 November :: TBD
Reading | Indigo Editing :: Reading with Ryan Chin, author of the multimedia memoir, Without Rain, There Can Be No Rainbows, sponsored by Indigo Editing


I’ll be reading at Powell’s City of Books on Burnside on April 11th at 7:30 PM.


Humbled and honored that my novel A Very Minor Prophet had been chosen as the February selection for The Rumpus book club.


Website Redesign

November 29, 2011

in Confusion

As you can see, the website is undergoing some work.  Hopefully, we’ll have something reasonably finished by Christmas.


I’ll be offering one-on-one mentoring as part of the Oregon Writers’ Colony’s Mentor in the House program August 26-28th.  Amazing space for writing–hoping to crank out some pages myself.


It’s official.  My latest novel A Very Minor Prophet sold to Hawthorne Books.  The publication date is Spring 2012.  Stay tuned for more details.


Moore’s Law

January 12, 2011

in Publications

I have a new essay up at The Nervous Breakdown. Commentary on the effects of Moore’s Law, and my experience as a freelance writer working for Intel.