I write short stories, current events comments, and sociopolitical essays, mostly in English. I also write a little in French, blog postings, stories, and comments. I have many unpublished short stories in English and a few in French that I hesitate to post on this blog. Some of the stories are indecent but really, really nice! All are available for publication. For an incomplete list of both unpublished and published stories see my vita, linked below.
I live in the People’s Green Socialist Republic of Santa Cruz, California with my wife Krishna. She is a painter in the orientalist genre that includes rich interior scenes and scantily clad women surprised at their bath. I paint a little myself but, nothing to brag about. (See the lighthouse to the left.)
Three of my recent books are available on Amazon Kindle and on some other reading devices. None is a scholarly book. Two are in English and one in French. The first is entitled: I Used to Be French: an Immature Autobiography (2014, link). This one used to exist in paperback but the supply is exhausted unless I get a mass order, say, for 25. It’s listed under my name: Jacques Delacroix. My second book in English is only in electronic form. It’s entitled: Indecent Stories for Decent Women (2015, link). It’s under the pen name: “Jean René Adolph.” Reflecting on its title will suggest why I am not using my real name in this one.
I have a third book, written in French, that is completely different from the others: Les Pumas de grande banlieue: histoires d’émigration (2014, link). This one is also only in electronic form. It’s under my real name: Jacques Delacroix. I pay attention to feedback. Thank you. I am open to sponsoring and commercial publication of any of the three.
My non-scholarly books listed above are Vanity Press productions. I don’t have an agent or a publisher but that’s not because I am prejudiced against either. I am interested in connecting with one or both.
In a previous life, I was a teacher and a scholar in Organizational Theory and in the Sociology of Economic Development. (Go ahead, Google me!) You may print and distribute anything of mine you find on this blog so long as you give me credit and keep my name on both soft and hard copies. Print copies of my stories, essays, and scholarly articles not posted on this web are available from me for the asking. Share this blog with your friends and with your enemies. (It will teach them!)
The vita linked here is unusually thorough: VITA for Delacroix (updated March 2018).