James Jackson

Author of the Best Selling Books Pilgrim & Blood Rock


June 2020:

JJ starts shooting the first in his 'Some Like It Cold' series of short films.

May 2020:

JJ options Pilgrim for TV and film.

April 2020:

JJ and Tom Assheton (Bomber Harris' Grandson) start recording the first of their Bloody Violent History podcast.

September 2018:

Cradle launched in paperback.

November 2017:

Cradle launched in hardback. Also available on Audible.

October 2017:

Treason launched in paperback. Also available on Audible.

September 2016:

Treason launched on Kindle and in hardback. Available in leading bookstores and also in Tesco, Asda, and WH Smith.

May 2016:

Backed by the Save Battersea Park campaign, JJ signs deal with Formula E to end his High Court action in return for the removal of motor-racing from the park and restoration of its green spaces. Persistence and principle win out. Job done.

March 2016:

JJ supports Save Battersea Park campaign and becomes Complainant in the legal challenge to Wandsworth Council to protect and preserve a much-loved and listed green space against over-exploitation. A worthy and important cause.

September 2015:

JJ signs book deal with Bonnier Publishing for the next two Christian Hardy thrillers (sequels to Blood Rock and Realm).

September 2013:

Frederick Forsyth uses 'Jamie Jackson' as the cover name for the hero in his latest thriller The Kill List. The ultimate accolade - thanks Freddie!

September 2013:

JJ starts writing the next Christian Hardy sequel to Realm.

March 2013:

Paperback of Perdition is launched on 14 March.

December 2012:

Perdition now available in audio version from WF Howes and audible.co.uk - see Books page.

March 2012:

Historical Novels Review hails Perdition as 'historical thriller-writing at its best'. Associated Press states: 'James Jackson has established himself as a fine storyteller...Perdition keeps the standard flying high'. Times Literary Supplement claims the book is ´a firm nod to twentyfirst-century-happenings´.

January 2012:

Perdition, JJ´s latest Crusader-era thriller, is launched in hardback and as ebook.

July 2011:

JJ posts his first blog, hosted by The Huffington Post (Visit: www.huffpost.co.uk).

June 2011:

JJ´s two World War 2 thrillers - Endkampf and Hoellenfeuer - now available exclusively on Kindle (see BOOKS page).

June 2011:

Realm and Blood Rock available in audio format from WF Howes. Narrated by Saul Reichlin (Pilgrim available in audio from Isis, narrated by Michael Tudor Barnes).

January 2011:

JJ completes his Crusader-era sequel to Pilgrim. Due for hardback and e-book launch later in the year. It represents over a million words now written by him in a thriller context.

December 2010:

JJ posts his twentieth essay on takimag.com.

October 2010:

Realm launched in paperback. Also available as Kindle e-book (visit Amazon).

August 2010:

JJ writes a further double-page feature article - ´A Foolish, Savage and Useless War´ - in The Daily Mail (26 Aug).

June 2010:

JJ writes another double-page feature article - a tribute to his father - for Saturday edition of The Daily Mail (19 June).

June 2010:

Realm published in hardback. Available from Asda, WH Smith, WH Smith Travel, Waterstones, Amazon and other leading outlets.

May 2010:

JJ posts ´A Writer´s Life´ essay on takimag.com.

April 2010:

JJ travels to Syria. Sites visited include: Damascus, Hama, Krak des Chevaliers, Tartous, Arwad, Lattakia, Ugarit, Aleppo, Qalb Lozeh, Apamea, Serjilla, Rasafa, Palmyra, Bosra and locations around the Syrian Desert.

March 2010:

JJ´s twin brother Julian to raise money for blind children by embarking on the John O´Groats to Land´s End July 2010 Charity Cycle Challenge. A great cause. Visit: www.1blind1blonde.com

February 2010:

JJ posts ´History Ain´t Bunk´ essay on takimag.com.

December 2009:

JJ begins writing the sequel to Pilgrim. Posts first two essays for Taki´s on-line magazine (takimag.com).

November 2009:

JJ writes the Saturday feature essay for The Daily Mail (14 Nov).

November 2009:

JJ travels to Israel to research locations for the Crusader-era sequels to Pilgrim. Sites visited include Haifa, Acre, Caesarea and Jerusalem.

June 2009:

Pilgrim is launched in paperback on the 25th of the month. Available in Asda, WH Smith, WH Smith Travel, Waterstones, and other leading outlets.

May 2009:

JJ completes the writing of Realm, Elizabethan sequel to Blood Rock. Due for publication in 2010.

February 2009:

Hardback sales of Pilgrim reach 20,000 copies.

August 2008:

Pilgrim enters UK Top Ten hardback bestseller list in its first full week of sales.

May 2008:

JJ visits Malta to promote Blood Rock. Events include book-signings and a reception held by Miller at the Phonecia Hotel attended by senior figures including the British High Commissioner.

April 2008:

JJ visits Lisbon to research the Spanish-end of the 1588 Armada. This is part of ‘walking the ground’ in the build-up to writing Realm, the sixteenth-century sequel to Blood Rock.