James P. Othmer is a US-based author and former creative director at Young & Rubicam Advertising in New York. His books include the novels, Holy Water and The Futurist, and memoir Adland.
In his advertising role, James developed brand visions and award-winning commercials for the world’s leading companies. He acknowledges that this job enabled him to travel the world and meet some of the world’s most interesting and innovative people. This role also exposed him to an array of geopolitical absurdities and moral incongruities, many of which appear in Holy Water.