Epilogue to Shades of Gray

Epilogue to Shades of Gray

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.  Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – From a headstone in Ireland   Andrea Hunter stared at the back of the boy—young man really—as he leaned against the white column on the porch, sleeves rolled up to his...
Civil War novel book review

Civil War novel book review

Just got word that a book review of my historical fiction novel Noble Cause ran in Sunday’s edition of the Fredericksburg (Va.) Free Lance-Star. Part of the review says: “Author Jessica James ably blends the reality of war and its honor, bravery and...
Heritage and History at Book Signing

Heritage and History at Book Signing

Officers, including Col. Mosby, inWarrenton, Va. for Heritage Day. After another flood of rain on Friday, Sept. 23, in Gettysburg, I made the trek to Warrenton, Va. for the annual Heritage Day celebration on Saturday with a bit of trepidation. The forecast...
John Esten Cooke Award for Fiction

John Esten Cooke Award for Fiction

The author with the John Esten CookeAward for Fiction, standing beside aportrait of Col. John Mosby who wasthe inspiration for the main characterin the novel Noble Cause. As some of you may know, I recently received the John Esten Cooke Award for Fiction from the...
Remembering Heroes

Remembering Heroes

I write about heroes. As an historical fiction/romance author, it’s what I do. I conjure up the traits that I most esteem and put them together to create a character that is heroic, noble, honorable, and self-sacrificing. On September 11, 2001, I found out that I had...
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