Along Country Roads

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About me

Gender MALE
Location Montana
Introduction James L. (Jim) Cotton, creator of Along Country Roads photography and the Summers Run Series of images and fiction. Former editor of livestock publications Angus Journal and Simmental Shield. Livestock and landscape photographer. Lives in Montana. Married, four sons, two grandchildren. United States Air Force (1963-67) and Vietnam veteran. Novelist, author of Summers Run: An American Boyhood (2009), Return to Summers Run(2012), and The Boys of Summers Run(2014). All are contemporary fictional works set in rural Pennsylvania. TO ORDER: Click on these blogs devoted to our fictional works. There, you'll find links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or other traditional or e-book outlets. Or, contact and support your local bookstore on the corner. E-books are available at independent bookstores through the IndieBound system. Presently, THE BOYS OF SUMMERS RUN is available through as an e-book or as a traditional softcover. CONTACT US:, James Cotton, 652 Treece Gulch Road Stevensville, MT 59870
Interests Farm life, livestock, sustainable and organic agriculture, vehicles of the 1935-1960 generation. Bird watching, photography, arts and crafts, American folk art, American and British sporting art, Pennsylvania Impressionists.
Favorite Music Classical including English Pastoralists, French Impressionists, American and Scandinavian composers. Bluegrass and Scots-Irish folk. Traditional Latin and African.

Most Young Adult and Teen books are written for girls. Why aren't more books being written for boys, the reluctant readers in most households?