It’s been a very busy week – and it’s only getting busier even though I’m on the downside!

The week started off by getting to promote the exciting news that my Civil War novel Noble Cause was a Finalist in the Historical Fiction category of the USA “Best Books 2011” Awards.

Earlier this year it won the John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, the 2011 Next Generation Award for Regional Fiction, and the 2011 Pinnacle Book Award. It’s been a great 2011!

Tomorrow I will be heading down to Maryland to attend the “Girl’s Night Out” event at author Nora Roberts’ bookstore Turn the Page. I’ll be signing Noble Cause, and mingling with other regonal authors and artists. Should be lots of fun!

On Friday, I head to the National Civil War Wax Museum in Gettysburg for a book signing from 2 until 5 p.m. If you happen to be in Gettysburg for Remembrance Day, I hope you’ll stop by and say hello. This is my favorite weekend in Gettysburg. I love to see all of the re-enactors in town!

On Saturday morning I am going to go help wash horses for the 18th Virginia Volunteer Cavalry. They’ll be riding in the Remembrance Day Parade, while I get cleaned up and head to work for a 10-hour shift. I hate to miss the parade, but am thankful for a job!

Next week will be more relaxing. I look forward to seeing my family and offering thanks for all of the wonderful gifts that have come my way.

Jessica James


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