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Published Northwest Author Jess Steven Hughes is a retired a police detective sergeant, Long Beach Police Department, Long Beach, CA. He likes to write historical fiction set in the classical world. He holds a Masters Degree from the University of Southern California in Public Administration with a minor (my first academic love) in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations. He also served four years United States Marine Corps (1962-1966). He lives with his wife, Liz, on a four acre mini-farm in Eastern Washington. His hobby is outdoor model railroading.


The Wolf of Britannia, part I & II has been published by Sunbury Press in February 2015 (www.sunburypress.com). The story is a prequel to The Sign of the Eagle, and is about Macha's father, the British Celtic King, Caratacus, who fought the Romans when they invaded Britannia in 43 A.D. This will be published as a duo-logy. Volume 1, which describes Caratacus's rise to power, has been released as of February 2015 and is available on Amazon, Hastings and Barnes & Noble. Also released Volume 2, describes the Roman invasion of Britannia. 


An article about his writing and him, as it related to his first novel, The Sign of the Eagle, was featured in the newspaper, Spokane Spokesman-Review. Click onto this link for details. Spokesman Review Article


You will also find information there on his historical mystery short story, Death Most Poisonous, which appears in the Literary Magazine, Down in the Dirt, in the December, 2010 issue (http://scars.tv/), a scars publication. This is a mini-sequel to The Sign of the Eagle.


Jess is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA), and is active in the Spokane Novelists Group. As a retired person, Jess believes in keeping very busy. "You must stay active mentally, physically and socially. These are a few of the keys to a long and healthy retirement. Writing novels has contribute greatly to my quality of life." He has an outdoor "G" scale model railroad A photo of his model railroad will appear this summer in an issue of Garden Railways Magazine.


He is currently working on another historical novel set in the First Century A.D. The Broken Lance,  which is about a Spanish Cavalry officer who became a personal retainer for the ill-fated Titus Flavius Sabinus, brother of the future Emperor, Vespasian.


Jess published a short story related to this, Storm Over the Channel, in the December 2013 issue of the literary magazine, The Enchanted File Cabinet.


Liz & Annie in training

Steve feeding carrots to kit

Steve feeding carrots to kit in her paddock

Southern Daylight Passenger Train

Southern Daylight Passenger Train

Southern Pacific SD70 pulling Daylight Passenger Train

Southern Pacific SD70 pulling Daylight Passenger Train

Winter Scene Jess Steven Hughes Layout

Winter Scene Jess Steven Hughes Train Layout