James “Jim” Linsdau has been a writer since grade school. Writing and sports have been his passion and today he is the sports editor of two, Gold Country Media publications in the Sacramento area of Northern California.
He began script writing while in the third grade and produced a class play on ghosts and gold. From that point on, his interests have also included filmmaking and video production.
Jim wrote and directed “A Devilish Tale,” judged best film of the year by the Northern California Amateur Filmmaker Association in 1980. He also wrote a parody play of “Star Trek” that the organizers requested for a “Star Trek” convention held in Sacramento.
He began working with his brother Tim of TVL Video Productions and has helped write and direct productions on gold prospecting, a segment of Emmett Harder’s book “These Canyons are Full of Ghosts” and a philosophy/theology study on the decision to suspend life support titled “Ice Cream for Tom.”
Jim lives in Northern California with his wife, daughter, three dogs and a cat. He also serves as consulting editor of The Wheatland Citizen newspaper, a publication recently acquired by his wife, Mindy.
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Jim Linsdau lives in Foresthill, CA, with his wife Mindy.
Darrell Langskoff was a good employee and enjoyed working for the Forest Service. However, his pay grade wasn’t at a level to support his wife and six children quite the way he wanted.
But Langskoff was ambitious and willing to go the extra mile, if necessary, to afford a better life for himself and his family. Where he made his mistake was his decision to travel that extra mile down the wrong path.
Using his position with the Forest Service as a shield for drug smuggling paid well enough, but Langskoff was not prepared for the consequences when things broke bad – fatally bad.