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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 Master's 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 Broken Lance, a historical novel set in the First Century A.D. will be published July 2017 by Sunbury Press (www.sunburypress.com). This is a story about a Spanish Cavalry officer who became a personal retainer for the ill-fated Titus Flavius Sabinus, brother of the future Emperor, Vespasian. This is the first book in a duo-logy.

 

The Peacekeeper, the second book that completes the duo-logy, will be released November 2017.

 

Jess has published two short stories related to this, Storm Over the Channel, in the December 2013 issue of the literary magazine, The Enchanted File Cabinet and The Camp of Death, in the May 2015 of the same magazine.

 

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 has been 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 Red Ink Fictioneers 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. Several photos of his model railroad have appeared in issues of Garden Railways Magazine.

 

 
Liz and Annie in Training
Liz and Annie in Training
Steve with Lionel the railroad cat
Steve with Lionel the railroad cat
Granddaughter Veronica trying to turn Kit
Granddaughter Veronica trying to turn Kit
SP PA PB Daylight
SP PA PB Daylight

SP282 freight among flowers

SP 2-8-2 Freight Among Flowers