Jessica James is a former newspaper editor who spent 18 years in a newsroom before turning her attention to writing fiction.
Her Civil War novels have been critically acclaimed by historians, professors,and of course, romance readers.
2011 John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction
2011 Next Generation Indie Award for Best Regional Fiction
2011 Next Generation Indie Finalist in Romance category
2011 Next Generation Indie Finalist in Historical Fiction category
2011 NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
2010 Stars and Flags: Second place for Historical Fiction
2009 HOLT Medallion Finalist for Best Southern Theme
2009 Nominated for the Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction
2008 Indie Next Generation Award for Best Regional Fiction
2008 Indie Next Generation Finalist for Best Historical Fiction
2008 IPPY Award for Best Regional Fiction
2008 ForeWord Magazine Finalist for Book of the Year in Romance category
Writing, reading, horseback riding, antique hunting, visiting cemeteries and old plantations