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James Wade

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James Wade lives and writes in the Texas Hill Country with his wife and daughter. He is the author of Beasts of the Earth (2022), River, Sing Out (2021) and All Things Left Wild (2020), a winner of the MPIBA Reading the West Award for Debut Fiction and a recipient of the Spur Award for Best Historical Novel from the Western Writers of America.

Represented by Mark Gottlieb with Trident Media Group.

Awards and Honors:
A winner of the 2021 Reading the West Award for Best Debut Novel (ALL THINGS LEFT WILD)
A winner of the 2021 Spur Award for Best Historical Fiction (ALL THINGS LEFT WILD)
A winner of the 2016 Writers' League of Texas Manuscript Contest (Historical Fiction)
A finalist of the 2016 Writers' League of Texas Manuscript Contest (Thriller)
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All Things Left Wild

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River, Sing Out

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1. Be disciplined. Force yourself to sit down and work. Even when you’d rather do anything else, put something on the page. Sometimes your worst days turn into your best. If they don’t, at least you flexed your discipline muscle.

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“Revenge isn’t real. You can’t buy coffee with it. It won’t warm your bed at night. And killing only leads to more killing.”
James Wade, All Things Left Wild

“The gun was heavy in Randall’s hand, as it should be in any hand, and heavy with the weight of decision and consequence and the destruction to come. It was, he thought, a machine constructed to kill and spill the blood of nations and become a commodity for the powerful, and another tool with which to control the weak and later the same tool that would make the weak believe they have power when in truth they have none. Only a gun, heavy in their hand.”
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“In fact, I think it’s usually those who least deserve something, good or bad, that end up finding it on their doorstep.”
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