Come Meet James Ezell as he presents his debut book, The Cistern.
What did he see in the photograph taken late one afternoon when the setting sun broke through the clouds? What lay beyond the trees along the stream on the other side of the pasture? A few pixels and shadows lead to an obsession—an obsession that might take his life and that of his beloved Genevieve. Nothing could prepare them for the horror that lay ahead.
James N. (Jim) Ezell is a retired civil and environmental engineer. He is a native and lifelong resident of Alabama. A significant part of his youth was spent roaming the woods and fields of the Alabama Black Belt of Sumter County and the Piney Woods of Choctaw County in search of game, Indian artifacts, fossils, rocks, and adventure. As an undergraduate at the University of Alabama, he developed an appreciation and love of art, anthropology, history, music, and photography all of which remain as his avocations. In graduate school he pursued an engineering degree and worked as a consultant for a number of years. He also researched and wrote the text for the historical markers in Tuscaloosa’s Government Plaza and Riverwalk. He currently writes a monthly column for Druid City Living and occasionally teaches in the University of Alabama’s OLLI Program.