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Jim McTague '67 publishes a novel
Jim McTague '67 publishes a novel

Jim McTague ’67 publishes a novel

Acclaimed financial writer Jim McTague ’67 just published “Follow the Leader,” a fictional murder mystery that takes place on Capitol Hill.

McTague spent his career as a journalist, covering the finance industry and politics and served as a contributing editor to Barron’s and several other publications. He is a credentialed Congressional correspondent.

Back on October 18, McTague spent the entire day at Holy Ghost as HGP’s Executive in Residence—lecturing in several classes and meeting with HGP administrators, faculty, and staff. While in Pat Hoelzle’s creative writing class, McTague discussed his own writing process (he currently spends between two and five hours per day on his writing) and told tales ranging from covering mobster trials with the Asbury Park Press to writing about the economy during the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations.

“Follow the Leader” is McTague’s fourth published book. His nonfiction book “Crapshoot Investing: How Tech Savvy Traders and Clueless Regulators Turned Wall Street into a Casino” on the U.S. stock market and the Flash Crash of May 6, 2010 was released on March 24, 2011. He’s also self-published a sci-fi romance “Onion Heads” and a children's book “The Amazing Aerobatic Adventures of RAF Bunny," a work which was inspired by the Battle of Britain.