Jim Hopkins is the author of the Transition series of fantasy thrillers and a new scifi series, The Feral Justice Mysteries. A life-long voracious reader, his writing influences include Isaac Asimov, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child. And John Connolly, Greg Bear, and Rosa Montero. And...

In addition to writing, his varied careers have taught him toilet paper design, software development, and bumblebee energetics. Jim and his wife live near Cincinnati with two demon cats, Carbon and Boron.

The Scarlet Crane is a thriller in every sense of the word, but it’s also so much more. J. E. Hopkins tells a great story, delves into the humanity of strong and believable characters, and builds a world where transition, a brief and deadly time in every pubescent child’s life when magic is possible, threatens not only to kill the young, but to overturn the world order itself. This is a terrific book and J. E. Hopkins is an exciting new writer.
— Shelley Singer, author of "Blackjack" and the Jake Samson mystery series.