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James Markert

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James Markert is a novelist, screenwriter, producer, and USPTA tennis pro from Louisville, Kentucky, where he lives with his wife and two children. He has a history degree from the University of Louisville. He won an IPPY Award for The Requiem Rose, which later became A White Wind Blew. He is the writer and co-producer of the new feature film and tennis comedy, 2nd Serve, starring Josh Hopkins from Cougar Town.

Early reviews for A White Wind Blew:

"Beauifully told...with a historian's eye for detail."
-Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South and A Separate Country

"Compelling and thought-provoking."
-John Burnham Schwartz, author of Reservation Road and Northwest Corner

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything. Sorry. Working on two different projects. Here’s a blog post I wrote for the NPR’s 3 Books Blog. The topic is, well, any three books you wanna write about as long as it’s a common theme.


I’m a tennis pro as well as a writer, and I’ve always carried a tennis bag (that looks like a briefcase) with me to the club whenever I teach.  Among other thing...

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Average rating: 3.91 · 870 ratings · 184 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
A White Wind Blew

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The Angels' Share

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The Hell That Is Ice

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Crisp, clean, no-messing-around thriller from the Outback. Look forward to more from this debut author!
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I really enjoyed this! Historical novel with some humor! Well written and researched. Will definitely read another from him.
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Charming, well-written. I love books about books, but I can't decide if I like this one more or less than The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. Although both have wonderful titles.
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Bleak and sad, but wonderfully told. Highly recommended!
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Finished it in three days. Thrilling, quick read. I'll definitely be trying more from Harlan!
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