"I could not love thee, dear, so much, loved I not honor more."

- Richard Lovelace, Off to War


Award-winning novel!

Noble Cause won the John Esten Cooke Award for Fiction.

Find out more about this Virginia writer on my Life in the Past Lane blog.





Monday, May 18, 2009

Dear Readers

Would you like to have the chance to win a free signed copy of my Civil War novel Noble Cause in my quarterly contest? Here’s how you can do it:

1) Post a comment about one of my novels on any Web site, blog, message board, or other electronic forum that includes discussions of books, such www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, or www.goodreads.com.

2) Use the email address on this Web site to send me the link to your comment, or print out a copy and send it to me at the mailing address on the contact page. Please include your mailing address when you do this.

3) At the end of every quarter (March, June, September, and December) I will send a free signed copy of Noble Cause to the reader who has posted the most thoughtful or interesting comment about one of my novels.

Good luck!

Jessica James
1505 Knoxlyn Road
Gettysburg, Pa. 17325
writefromthepastATyahooDOTcom

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Historical fiction book signing at winery


I was so impressed with the spectacular view at the site of my last book signing, I had to write about it.

Bluemont Winery is located on a hill in beautiful Loudoun County, Virginia, at an elevation of 951 feet. You would not believe how far you can see! I forgot to take my camera (again), but here is a photo from the winery's website.

I am writing about the winery in more detail on my blog, but wanted to let everyone who is passing through Virginia to make sure they stop by this winery for a unique experience. There are a number of wineries in the area, many of which are located near significant Civil War sites.

Many thanks to all those who stopped by and bought copies of my Civil War novel, Shades of Gray. It was great to meet everyone!

"Noble Cause" Book Trailer