Tag Archives: James Ponti

March 09

A TV Writer Finds His Happy Place by James Ponti

My path to becoming an author began not in a library or bookstore, but at the Royal Palm movie theater in Atlantic Beach, Florida. I could walk there without crossing any major roads, which is how it became the first “grown up” place I was allowed to go by myself. (1970s parenting at its finest.) […]

November 21

Literary Lifeguards by James Ponti

Like so many of the great lessons in my life, this one starts on a beach.  Waimea Beach to be exact, on Oahu’s north shore. I was there for a television shoot (I know, rough life) and interviewed a lifeguard. When I asked him about saving lives he gave me an answer that caught me […]

June 19

How Does That Make You Feel? by James Ponti

One night, as my wife was about to fall asleep, I told her I was thinking of writing a novel. She looked up at me from her pillow and with surprising clarity said, “Shouldn’t you be able to read a book before you try writing one?” This is the danger of being married to a […]