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James Nettles / James P. McDonald

James Nettles ( has an over 30 year career consulting in various technologies, is an author, writing science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, and contemporary fiction and nonfiction on business, technology, privacy, security, and entrepreneurism. He is the founder of Author Essentials (, a company founded for the education of creatives on building and doing business, the business dean for the S[eculative Fiction Academy (, the host of the Creating Pros Podcast ( and one of the founders of the Con-Tinual Convention, an ongoing, online convention since 2020.


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Twitter:  @JPNettlesAuthor

Instagram: @JPNettlesAuthor



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ConTinual: The Never Ending Convention

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