- Shocco Tales: Southern Fried Sagas
- Shocco Tales: Shavin’s Under a Southern Shade Tree
Jim Ritchie was born in Brookhaven, Mississippi, and raised in Natchez. He lives in Canton, Mississippi. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1960 with a bachelor’s in business administration. He then went to Louisiana Tech University for a year in 1958 to study petroleum engineering.
In 1961, Ritchie joined the U.S. Army and became a Commissioned Officer, Artillery, and continued in the Mississippi National Guard for a total of eight years. In 1964, he joined IBM, where he worked as in sales for fifteen years. He started a software consulting company in 1979 and owned it for twenty years until 1999 . He began writing in 1991 and currently has written two Shocco Tales books.
He founded SouthernStories.com and continues to promote and sell the works of Mississippi authors. Ritchie is married to artist Perry Thickens Ritchie.
- Description of Schocco Tales: Shavin’s Under a Southern Shade Tree
- Southern Stories, Jim Ritchies website for Mississippi authors and their books