James Mikel Wilson was born in Davenport, Iowa. His love for writing was inherited from a journalist father who insisted that his city kid work every summer as a youth on his uncle’s farm to appreciate rural America, the earth’s bounty, and how our nation was fed.

Jim has a BA from Monmouth College and a MBA from the University of Missouri. He served with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. Jim worked for forty-two years as a sales and marketing executive for Caterpillar Inc. and related companies. His responsibilities covered North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Jim published his first book Paw Tracks Here and Abroad: A Dog’s Tale in late 2014. Three years in the research and crafting, his second book Churchill and Roosevelt: The Big Sleepover at the White House was released in late 2015. His appreciation for geography, history, humor, and adventure are incorporated into both books which have received numerous 5 Star reviews on Amazon Books.

Jim resides in Houston, Texas. He has been happily married to his lovely wife and inspiration for almost fifty years. He has a son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren living in Manhattan. Portions of the latter’s first names were merged to create Corabella Press, the name under which the Paw Tracks was published in 2014.