Jessica James

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

She is the only two-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. By weaving the principles of courage, devotion, duty, and dedication into each book, she attempts to honor the unsung heroes of the American military—past and present—and to convey the magnitude of their sacrifice and service.

James resides in Gettysburg, Pa., and is a member of the Mil
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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?…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)
Jessica James Since I'm working on a new historical fiction novel, I'm re-reading some of my favorite 19th century novels by Randall Parrish, John Esten Cooke and…moreSince I'm working on a new historical fiction novel, I'm re-reading some of my favorite 19th century novels by Randall Parrish, John Esten Cooke and Captain Charles King.(less)
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Jessica James military suspense author awardI am busy working on my next novel, but I was very honored to learn that Front Line, the third book in my Phantom Force Tactical series, was honored as a Finalist in the coveted Silver Falchion Award contest. The award is given out annually at the Killer Nashville Conference, a gathering of industry professionals that is considered the premier forum for all book genres incorporating thriller, m...

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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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