Biography (writer wise) Jess Steven Hughes
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. was published by Sunbury Press July 14th, 2017.
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, was released July, 2018
Jess is currently writing a new historical novel, The Emperor's Hand, a
sequel to The Sign of the Eagle. Macha returns to Britannia, with her husband Titus, who was sent by Emperor Vespasian
to investigate the murders of three imperial bureaucrats. They get more than what they had bargained for. The novel is at
least two, if not more years, away from publication.
Jess has published three short stories related to this, Storm Over the
Channel, in the December 2013 issue of the literary magazine, The Enchanted File Cabinet, The
Camp of Death, in the May 2015, Roman London is a Dangerous Place, published June 2018, in the same magazine.
of Britannia, part I & II has been published by Sunbury Press in February 2015, url: Sunbury Pres.
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
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.