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Jay Caselberg

Jay Caselberg was born in a country town in Australiaand then traveled extensively while growing up.  His first expedition was to Istanbulin 1969, where he lived for two years, and then later, in 1973 to Cambridgefor a year.  

Starting a BSc in Biochemistry in Sydney, he changed to a BSc Psych, then transferred to the Universityof Wollongongto do a BA Psych.  There he discovered History and Philosophy of Science, which was to become his major and eventually, his Honours Degree.  Taking up a Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue his Doctorate, he transferred to the Universityof New South Walesin Sydney, claiming from the start that his degree was simply practice to write large, cogent volumes of material.  A short time before handing in his dissertation, he realized that academia wasn't going to fulfill his ambitions and he stepped out into the workforce, joining a couple of IT companies in succession, until he found one that stuck.  Nine months later, he transferred for work to London. From that time on, he traveled extensively, throughout Europeand Africa.  Towards the end of that time, already a champion historical wargamer, he retired from competition and decided to focus on his love of writing.  In 1996, he started writing with a passion. For nearly the next two years, he wrote full time and garnered his first few publications writing as James A. Hartley.  In 1998, he rejoined the workforce.

His next job involved even more travel, having initial responsibility for 54 countries, dealing with internal management systems for a major accounting firm.  This role eventually grew to encompass a number of different global projects.  During the constant travel, he wrote, and continued to write.  In mid 2002, the global firm for which he worked ceased to exist.

Since then, he has continued to write and publish, both as Jay Caselberg and James A. Hartley.  He currently still works in the consulting industry on international projects.  He writes across many genres, both at short story and novel length, crossing the boundaries of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, and the Literary, generally with a dark edge. 

Jay's MR Links
MR Publishers
Musa Publishing
Current Releases
Deep beneath the temple, young Tarith makes a discovery, one that will take her on a journey of learning and danger. The Dreaming God is waking, and it is only Tarith who holds the balance of power within her hands. Or is it? Tarith's journe...
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The Jackal Dreaming
They had their best hope on Benefis, but things don't always turn out the way they are supposed to.  
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