Award-winning author Jim Proser began his professional writing career at age fifteen as a city reporter for the Lambertville Beacon newspaper and as a regional photojournalist for the Bucks County Courier Times.
He went on as a journalist to write interviews of business leaders for the Investor's Business Daily. He has written screenplays for film and television producers including 20th Century Fox Television, Showtime Networks, and numerous independent producers.
His first novel, I'm Staying with My Boys: The Heroic Life of Sgt. John Basilone, USMC, was awarded the United States Marine Corps Commandant's Recommendation in 2011. It was used as source material for the HBO television series, The Pacific, and the subsequent documentary film written and directed by Mr. Proser.
His second novel, Mr. Copacabana, the biography of his father, creator of the iconic Copacabana nightclub, has been optioned for production as a television series in 2016 by eleven-time Emmy nominated producer Bill D'Elia and is in development as a stage musical.
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