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'Real James Bond' Book Launch is March 3

Make your reservation now for my book launch at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia on March 3.RealJamesBond_CVR(1) (3)

It looks to be an awesome event, including my talk, a q-and-a with Academy ornithologist Nate Rice and me, a book signing, and display cases featuring real Jams Bond first editions and birds he collected for science (still used for research today).

You can get your tickets (and more info) here.

Here's the ANSP's press release:

The Real James Bond Book Launch with N.J. Author Jim Wright

Takes Place March 3 at the Academy of Natural Sciences

He’s described as an international man of mystery, but also a humble birdwatcher. He’s James Bond, 007 and also an ornithologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

Jim Wright, the New Jersey author of a new book, The Real James Bond, will shed light on the intrigue on Tuesday, March 3, at an illustrated conversation, audience question and answer, and book signing at the Academy. The book-launch event runs 6:30–8 p.m. and also features a display of Bond’s rare bird specimens from the Academy’s collection and items belonging to the bird expert whose name was stolen for the movie and book character. 


Tickets are $9, $5 for students. To purchase tickets, visit Wright will describe the fascinating life of James Bond (1900-1989) and how his name was immortalized by Ian Fleming for his fictional British spy character.


Bond worked for the Academy for nearly 60 years. His Birds of the West Indies introduced generations of birders to an array of incredible birds he collected and studied for the Academy. For a recent blog post by the author, visit the Academy Blog,


About the Author

A Philadelphia native, Wright is an author, blogger and birding columnist for The Bergen Record in New Jersey. A prize-winning writer, his books include The Nature of the Meadowlands, Jungle of the Maya and Hawk Mountain. Wright is a marsh warden at the Celery Farm Natural Area in Allendale, N.J., where he lives. His book blog is