James Elliott Mitchell
James is the author of Dead On The Corridor and the owner of a small publishing house, Anderson Publishing. James's writing is literary gothic in style, and his stories are set in his homeland—the Intermountain West of the United States. James graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Southern Utah University and later received a Master of Social Science in Public Administration from the University of Utah. He has worked as a journalist and has spent over a decade as a policy and curriculum writer and editor.
James lives with his family in the mountains of Central Utah.
Dead On The Corridor
...haunting... —Amazon Reviewer
...sad, chilling, but hopeful... —Amazon Reviewer
Stories of love, fear, death and hope, set in the Mormon Cultural Region of the Intermountain West
An eighty-year-old woman confesses to her Bishop a murder she committed sixty years earlier. A young couple climbs into a ravine to find hidden Nephite gold. A returned missionary suffers from frightening schizophrenic hallucinations.
In the landlocked center of the American West thrives a culture strongly rooted in the practices and doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the religion embraced by the early white settlers in the Utah Territory. These settlers were often called Mormons. This region is now known to many as the Mormon Corridor.
In his compilation of short stories, Dead On The Corridor, James Elliott’s characters live on the cultural fringes. Their faith, their lack of faith, their sins, their loves, and their life circumstances converge in unexpected ways. The result is freedom, hope, life and death.