James Gianetti was born and raised in Closter, New Jersey. He was interested in writing in 6th grade, read a lot, and knew it was something he would pursue. He attended Montclair State University, where he served on the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. At Montclair, he began to develop himself as a writer. He studied with award-winning editor Benjamin Smith and acclaimed playwright Joseph Gilford. Gianetti developed a compelling style of storytelling that merges the tangible with the extraordinary. The Town of Jasper is the first of many stories James wishes to tell.