Join us for a reading from Within Lies Hope, a series of inspirational quote books from James H Bloom. Bloom was born in Louisville, Kentucky on December 7, 1950. Becoming an orphan at birth, James became a ward of the court, subsequently being raised in foster care until his adoption at the age of 4. At the age of 17, he joined the Marine Corps and served for a period of two years. Following his discharge, James went into heavy construction work and production fabrication work which he continued for over 42 years. He is married to his wife Diana for 48 years now, and they live in Portland Oregon.