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Biography 

 

 

Jess is a retired a police detective sergeant, Long Beach Police Dept, 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.  An article about his writing and him was featured in the newspaper, Spokane Spokesman-Review. Click onto this link for details. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2012/aug/18/the-longest-chapter/

 

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. 

 

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 model railroad that was featured in the June/July, 2010 issue of the regional magazine PRIME NORTHWEST (www.primenw.com). Check their website for the article. Another photo of his model railroad will appear this summer in an issue of GARDEN RAILWAYS. 

 

He is currently working on two more historical stories set in the First Century A.D. (C.E.) which deal with the overthrow of ancient Britain by the Romans. The first is a story about the British King, Caratacus, who fought the Romans when they invaded in 43 A.D. The second is the story about a Spanish Cavalry officer who became a personal retainer for the ill-fated Titus Flavius Sabinus, brother of the future Emperor, Vespasian.

 

Feeding carrots to Kit in her paddock
Feeding carrots to Kit in her paddock
Lionel Rail Road Cat
Lionel Rail Road Cat
South Pacific Daylight pass train at the station
South Pacific Daylight pass train at the station
JSH Winter Scene Train Layout
JSH Winter Scene Train Layout
Mo and Waylon in snow
Mo and Waylon in snow
M4 Sherman 76 tank 1944
M4 Sherman 76 tank 1944