Jim Sinkula was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1961. You will find a poem in Chapter Six entitled "Memory Lane" which is the name of the street Jim grew up on, no kidding! It was a small, three bedroom, one-bathroom home shared with his parents and four siblings, three sisters and a brother. Most importantly, there was a great sense of community, and nearly every child had two or three other kids within their age group. Front doors were not locked in those days.
In 1969, the family moved to Sunnyvale, California, the heart of Silicon Valley. In those days, the valley was still filled with Apricot and Cherry orchards. Both the public and the private grammar schools were merely a block away. Once again, there were lots of kids, BBQ's and pool parties. Even on rainy days, the temperature was (usually) warm enough to play outside. In 1975, after Jim's parents were divorced, his mom moved the family a few miles away to Santa Clara, California, where Jim graduated high school.
Jim attended college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He graduated in 1984 with a degree in Finance. In 1988, Jim moved to the San Diego county area, and currently resides in Carlsbad, California.
Jim is pictured here with his mom, Lois, at a recent book signing.