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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A White Wind Blew

3.88 avg rating — 920 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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All Things Bright and Strange

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The Angels' Share

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What Blooms from Dust

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The Hell That Is Ice

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“It's long past time now that we find a way to gather again. Our beliefs may be different. Some may not believe at all. But we have the same questions, the same needs, the same desire for good to prevail. And it's time to focus again on what brings us together instead of what could tear us apart.”
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