James Lilliefors is author of the geopolitical thriller novels THE LEVIATHAN EFFECT and VIRAL. Lilliefors is a journalist and novelist who grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and currently lives and works in Florida. He has written for numerous publications, including The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Boston Globe and the Baltimore Sun.
He began his journalism career as a writer and editor for Runner's World magazine and worked for many years as a newspaper editor and reporter, in Maryland and in Florida, winning a number of reporting awards. He was a news/features writer for the Naples Daily News and head writer at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts/Naples Museum of Art in Naples, Florida.
Lilliefors is the author of the nonfiction books AMERICA'S BOARDWALKS: From Coney Island to California, BALL CAP NATION: A Journey Through the World of America's National Hat, and HIGHWAY 50, as well as a novel, BANANAVILLE. He was educated at the University of Iowa and the University of Virginia, where he was a Hoyns Fiction Writing Fellow.