MEANT TO BE (June 2015) is award-winning author Jessica James’ first contemporary novel, but not her first foray into dealing with the emotions and turbulence of the battlefield. Her past novels have been set during the Revolutionary War and the American Civil War, and have been compared to some of the greatest literary novels of that era. She is the only two-time winner of the coveted John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, and was featured in the book 50 Great Authors You Should Be Reading, published in 2010.
James stays active working part-time as a stagehand where she assists with shows ranging from country bands and stage plays, to operas, symphonies and ballets. She resides in Gettysburg, Pa., and has a passion for old dwellings and first edition books.