James Victor Jordan
I have recently finished a debut novel, The Speed of Life, and have accepted an offer of representation by a NY literary agent. The novel explores themes of what is real and how can we know what is real in the context of whether one of the characters is guilty of a heinous crime and beyond the search for truth in a criminal trial.
From my legal experience representing individuals in high-stakes civil and criminal cases and multi-national corporations in high-risk transactions and litigation, I came to see contemporary uncertainties about truth and justice, love and tolerance. From that vantage, I developed the novel’s theme. After earning my bachelor’s degree in philosophy and my Juris Doctor degree from UCLA, I studied creative writing at the University of Southern California, where I was awarded a Master of Professional Writing degree. I am the author of six short stories published in literary journals. Five of those stories were later revised and adapted as chapters in The Speed of Life.