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Freelance Writer/Musician

Singer/Songwriter 417-894-4511


James Dean Perkins, Perk to his friends...

...has been a freelance writer for many years and written for diverse group of national publications. Along with authoring several novella's he has worked as a script doctor on a movie set, written several spec scripts, many short stories and Jim just completed a novel called, The Angels of Valley Junction.

His popular, humorous and motivational newspaper column, The Smile Factor has been running every week since 2007 in the Nixa Xpress Newspaper, which has won several awards for excellence from the Missouri Newspaper Association.

Click on the links above to read sample chapters of some of Perk's work!


Writing and music have defined Jim's life. They are his two passions and he claims he would write something every day even if he knew nobody would ever read a word. Below you will find a few samples of songs Jim has written or recorded.


I Can't Help Falling in Love With You

My version of the Elvis classic dedicated to a Beautiful City in Italy that I dream of retiring to someday. Though I have yet to visit there the friends I know who have been there and the citizens of the community that I've met on Facebook have convinced me I will fall in love with Guardia Sanfromondi. It's like falling in love with a woman you've never met in person, which is also possible.


 With partner Mike McAdoo, as the duo McAdoo Perkins, they scored a NUMBER ONE song in Germany, The United Kingdom, Belgium and The Netherlands with a song Jim wrote called,

Haggard Had it Right!

McAdoo Perkins music available on iTunes, Amazon and anywhere music is sold.





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