James Bailey grew up on the southern tip of Maine on his family's farm. His father, Robert, joined the Marines in 1915 at age 34. Robert was killed while attacking Hill 142 at the Battle of Belleau Wood. James has fostered a hatred for Germans, and more specifically war itself since receiving news of his father's death. His mother, Mary, still lives and works on the family farm.
James is handy with an axe, and was usually delegated to chopping wood and building fences as a young boy. His father always joked that they didn't want to let James get too close to the crops, lest he cause them to wilt and die right then and there.
James has a Bachelors in English Lit and a Masters in Library Science from the University of Maine. In his tenure at the McArthur Library, his current employment, he has developed an interest in Greek and Latin manuscripts. He also a fan of pulp detective literature.
James is a quiet, but determined young man. That determination as led him down a path of solitude and loneliness. His eagerness for human companionship can sometimes come off the wrong way, and tends to make having truly close friends a difficult task.