Jay Caselberg was born in a country town in Australia and then travelled
extensively while growing up. His first expedition was to Istanbul
in 1969, where he lived for two years, and then later, in 1973 to Cambridge
for a year. During both these trips, the family travelled throughout
Starting a BSc in Biochemistry in Sydney, he changed to a BSc Psych,
then transferred to the University of Wollongong to do a BA Psych. There
he discovered History and Philosophy of Science, which was to become
his major and eventually, his Honours Degree. Taking up a Commonwealth
Scholarship to pursue his Doctorate, he transferred to the University
of New South Wales in Sydney, claiming from the start that his
degree was simply practice to write large, cogent volumes of material.
A short time before handing in his dissertation, he realized that academia
wasn't going to fulfill his ambitions and he stepped out into the workforce,
joining a couple of IT companies in succession, until he found one that
stuck. Nine months later, he transferred for work to London.
From that time on, he travelled extensively, spending time with clients
throughout Western, Central and Eastern Europe and Africa. Towards the
end of that time, already a champion historical wargamer, he retired
from competition and decided to focus on his love of writing. In 1996,
he started writing with a passion. For nearly the next two years, he
wrote full time and garnered his first few publications writing as James
A. Hartley. In 1998, he rejoined the workforce.
His next job involved even more travel, having initial responsibility
for 54 countries, dealing with internal management systems for a major
accounting firm. This role eventually grew to encompass a number of
different global projects. During the constant travel, he wrote, and
continued to write. In mid 2002, the global firm for which he worked
ceased to exist.
Since then, he has continued to write and publish, both as Jay Caselberg
and James A. Hartley.
Elsewhere in infinity plus:
- fiction - Wyrmhole,
an extract from the novel.
Elsewhere on the web: