James Hugh Comey is a freelance writer, retired educator, and Writer-in-Residence at Stages of Imagination Inc., a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit entertainment and learning organization he co-founded. He's written a mystical novella, DEATH OF THE POET KING (Branden Press, Boston), a 1950's era, magical realism enovel, UNCOMMON GLORY (1.7K FB followers), a post-apocalyptic, science fantasy enovel, THE WILD WORLD, and an urban fantasy enovel, THE WICKED CLAW. His ten plays have been seen by 100,000+ children. Six were converted into CDs. Two received a Parents' Choice Recommendation and a Parents' Choice Award. The film version of his play, WOODEN HEART, received two Silver Telly Awards for Children's Programming and Children's Audience. His writing has been cited by the National Education Association, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the PA Center for the Book. He's been published in 50-WORD STORIES, CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL, and national and international journals. His blog currently has 35,000+ page views. He's acted in industrial and corporate films and taught from middle school through graduate school levels. He holds a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Authors Guild. He's cited in CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS, INTERNATIONAL AUTHORS and WRITERS WHO'S WHO, WHO'S WHO AMONG AMERICA'S TEACHERS, and other reference sources. When not writing, he's often found riding his motorcycle on PA country roads.

Other Works


  • Uncommon Glory

  • Three Moons Till Tomorrow: An Examination of the Interactions, Transactions, and the Construction and Co-Construction of Meaning by Elementary School Students, Teachers, and Theatre Professionals with an Original Children's Musical Play

  • Death of the Poet King


Awards and Recognition

  • Parents' Choice Award
  • Parents' Choice Recommendation
  • Silver Telly Awards