James Aaron Parmelee is a highly experienced educator in the field of teaching English as a foreign language, and owns and operates his own language academy in Bangkok, Thailand. A native of Missouri, James attended the University of Missouri in Columbia before serving four years with the U.S. Army, including a year in Vietnam. After honing his teaching skills with a certificate in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), James has spent most of the past thirty years teaching and employing teachers in Thailand.He loves Thailand as his second home, and has conducted his own learner customized TEFL course for the past ten years. James and his Thai wife, Sureeporn, have two children: Jeynah, an honors graduate in Interior Design from MSU in Springfield, Missouri, and Benjamin, who has just graduated in Economics from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.James combines high ideals with a keen sense of fun, and through his teaching and writings aspires to convert what he has learned through life experience into portraits of both good and evil, for the joy and enlightenment of readers everywhere.