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Copywriter , Editor , writer

James Preller is an American writer of children's books including Bystander, Six Innings, and the Jigsaw Jones Mysteries.

Background

Son of Alan Jay (in insurance) and Ann Theresa (a homemaker) Preller, Mr. Preller was born in Oceanside, New York, United States, on February 1, 1961.

Education

James Preller was a student of State University of New York at Oneonta, from which he graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree in 1983.

Career

From 1985 to 1990 Mr. Preller worked at Scholastic Inc., New York, NY, serving as a copywriter and promotion manager. Since 1990 he has been a freelance writer and editor. His first book, MAXX TRAX: Avalanche Rescue, was published in 1986. Since then Mr. Preller has written a variety of books, some under pen names including Mitzy Kafka, James Patrick, and Izzy Bonkers.

Achievements

  • James Preller is notable for his numerous books and created stories.

Works

Politics

James Preller described his political affiliation as "frustrated Democrat".

Views

Quotations: "The show, conceived by Martin and Chris Kratt, takes a wild, wacky, and sometimes irreverent look at nature. It dares to be funny. In the books, I’m trying to do the same thing — deliver up-to-date scientific information, but in a fun-filled format that leaves room for humor and silliness. On the other hand, I’m also eager to write more easy-to- read books. Charlotte Zolotow told me once in an interview that ideas come ‘when you are thinking that you’re not thinking.’ So I’ve been trying really hard not to think these days. Great work, if you can get it."

Interests

  • Sport & Clubs

    basketball, racquetball, running

  • Other Interests

    music, hanging out

Connections

James Preller married Maria Buhl (a writer and editor) on September 3, 1988. They have three children, Nicholas, Gavin, and Maggie.

father:
Alan Jay Preller - American - Insurance agent

mother:
Ann Theresa Preller - American

wife:
Maria Buhl - American

son:
Nicholas Neal Preller - American

son:
Gavin Preller - American

daughter:
Maggie Preller - American