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Jessica James is an award-winning author of suspense, historical fiction, Christian fiction, and military fiction ranging from the Revolutionary War to modern day.

She is a four-time winner of the John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, and was featured in the book 50 Authors You Should Be Reading, published in 2010.

Her novels appeal to both men and women and are featured in library collections all over the United States including Harvard and the U.S. Naval Academy.

When not writing, Jessica James can be found on the back roads of the country, finding new historic sites to blog about on www.PastLaneTravels.com.

James resides in Gettysburg, Pa., and is a member of the Military Writers Society of America, the Independent Book Publishers
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Jessica James Great question! My first novel (Shades of Gray) took 15 years -- only because I never really thought it would become a novel and I only worked on it o…moreGreat question! My first novel (Shades of Gray) took 15 years -- only because I never really thought it would become a novel and I only worked on it on and off. If you have the spark of a book based on a true story, then just start writing! Don't wait. Even if you only write one sentence a day, just start, and make it a habit to write every day.

Some people plot out their novels and some people have no idea what they are going to write that day, which is how I write.

You can do research as you go. In fact, stopping to visit a library, a battlefield, or a museum is a great way to recharge your creative juices when you find yourself stuck. (And you will get stuck. It's part of the process, but there's always a path forward).

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Jessica James I've often thought of my two great-grandfathers who both rode with the 21st Pa. Cavalry. Did they know each other well? Or know each other at all? I'v…moreI've often thought of my two great-grandfathers who both rode with the 21st Pa. Cavalry. Did they know each other well? Or know each other at all? I've never combined historical fiction with a mystery, but this has always been in the back of my mind as a starting point for a novel.(less)
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A trip to Hanover Shoe Farms

I made my annual pilgrimage to the famed Hanover Shoe Farms last weekend, which is the largest Standardbred (trotters and pacers) breeding farm in the world. I worked there many (MANY) years ago, and still enjoy visiting every spring.

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“My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that.” – General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson”
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