Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: James Joseph Moran (1872–1949)
Biography: James Joseph Moran was born in 1872 in Ireland. His father was connected to the Irish National Land League. As a young man, he took up journalism and in 1894 he moved to Aberdeen where he was connected to the Aberdeen Catholic Herald. Moran published several book with Irish settings beginning with A Deformed Idol (1893). In addition, he contributed to the periodical press including The Strand and Pearson's Magazine. While in Aberdeen, he started a short-lived publishing company Moran and Co. and a bookshop. He married twice and had three children. By 1910, he was suffering financially and he applied unsuccessfully to the Royal Literary Fund. He died in 1949 in Aberdeen.
References: RLF (case number 2825); Scalan News (June 1998)