Welcome!

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to the site of historical fiction author Jessica James. I’m glad you stopped by and hope you will come back again soon. For those of you who have just stumbled upon my site, I am the author of Shades of Gray: A Novel of the Civil War in...
Shades of Gray, Virginia and Romance

Shades of Gray, Virginia and Romance

What do my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray, Virginia and romance have in common, you ask? Well, just in time for Valentine’s Day, Amazon has come out with its Top 20 List of Most Romantic Cities, and, as in previous years, Virginia is well represented....
Favorite Civil War books of 2009

Favorite Civil War books of 2009

I came across a page for a 2010 American Civil War Reading Challenge, and thought I’d list my favorite Civil War books from 2009 in case anyone needs recommendations. I don’t have time to read much fiction so my list this year is non-fiction. 1. My...
A Christmas tradition from the past

A Christmas tradition from the past

As an historical fiction author, I love reading about old traditions. So when I ran across an article about Belsnickling – a Christmas Eve tradition that was once a part of the Pennsylvania Dutch heritage, I thought I’d share it. Never heard of it? Me...
I have a winner for the Basket Giveaway!

I have a winner for the Basket Giveaway!

Congratulations to Virginia of Virginia for winning the Basket Giveaway as part of the Virtual Book Tour promotion for my historical fiction novel Shades of Gray. The name was finally drawn this morning after adding up all the comments, tweets, and blog followers....
 

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