Zoltan James

Zoltan James is the pen name of Z. J. Czupor, an aspiring author of fiction,  essays, short stories and tall tales.  I type with all eight fingers, two thumbs, and engage one brain (usually).

I was born in Osterode, Germany to loving Hungarian parents who were forced to escape their homeland at the end of WWII.  I was raised in Lawrence, Kansas and moved to Denver, Colorado where my wife and I co-founded The InterPro Group, an exceptional (if I do say so myself) public relations and marketing consulting firm (www.interprogroup.com).  We represent Fortune 500 Divisions, business and nonprofit associations, and dynamic start ups.  In addition to consulting, we also do and we teach.

When I am not writing or reading, I love God, golf, collies, the Jayhawks, beaches and mountains, baseball, and pumpkin pie.

My favorite authors are W. Somerset Maugham, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Thurber, and Nelson DeMille, among many others — and the list continues to grow.  My favorite poets are Robert Frost, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, and Edna St. Vincent Millay (primarily because we share the same birthday).

I live in Denver with my wife, Marta, and split my time between the main floor and the lower level of our rambling ranch home, down near the old dry creek bed, south of town, across the dirt road from the Conoco station, and downwind from the Ostrich farm.


7 responses to “About

  1. Jim, nice work! Let me be the first to tip my hat to you for starting this blog. I’ll read it as much as time permits.

    • Thanks Matt,

      I appreciate it and value your opinion. I felt nervous as a cat in a dog kennel when I finally mustered the nerve to hit the post button and put my virgin work out there. Any comments/suggestions you have are most welcome. All the best, ZJ

  2. Well, now that you’re standing in front of the whole world in nothing but your skivvies, and it’s still winter, let’s hope for an early spring! No – seriously – congratulations, ZJ, I love the crisp clean look! You must get your shorts professionally dry cleaned!

  3. Kathy

    Very enjoyable reading.

  4. Shirley Sue Flory

    Well done my friend.

  5. Angela Cruz

    Best Wishes!

  6. Frank Smysor

    What Shirley said!!! Happy Holidays! FS

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