J.J. Ward

Biography

James Ward is a teacher by profession. Born in 1961, he has been married to the same lovely lady for over thirty years and has two grown up sons. He possesses two higher degrees in philosophy from the University of Sussex. He is a sidesman in his local Church.

In the past, he has won prizes in short story and poetry competitions, but none prestigious enough to catapult him to stardom.

Apart from creative writing, his hobbies include walking in the countryside, identifying wild flowers and drinking rare teas. He enjoys CSI Miami and the films of Woody Allen. His favourite writers are Katherine Mansfield, Isaac Bashevis Singer and HP Lovecraft.

In summary, he's quite a nice nice guy, but deadly boring.

Books

The Latest Noel
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,590. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A book of poetry inspired by little things like rain on a summer's day and big things like Art vs. Morality. And lots of inbetween things.
The Weird Problem of Good
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,190. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Hindu wedding. But Prem and Nasreen aren't in love. They're just marrying so that she can get away from her parents. On the other side of town, a mysterious refugee arrives from Eastern Europe. When Prem buys her the six most important drinks of her life, no one knows what's going to happen next. Anyway, how did he get from the wedding ceremony to the bar so quickly? And why?
The Vengeance of San Gennaro
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Series: Tales of MI7, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,850. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
This year's Venice Biennale is set to make history, with an exhibition at the Corderie called "Il Timore Di Dio", The Fear of God. The artist responsible is none other than the lover of one of MI7's oldest enemies, Constantius Sopa. And love and art aren't the only things on her mind. Il Timore, it turns out, is no metaphor. It is an imminent reality.
The Girl From Kandahar
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Series: Tales of MI7, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,010. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
A British secret servicewoman in Afghanistan is caught in a drone attack and suffers memory loss. A series of tragic and arbitrary misadventures then turns her into a suicide bomber for al-Qaeda. The Girl From Kandahar is sympathetic to Islam, optimistic about long-term East-West relations and deeply unsympathetic to warmongers everywhere. It is also a love story.
The Kramski Case
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Series: Tales of MI7, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,280. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
The gunning down of newspaper photographers in three different countries looks at first like someone just doesn't like paparazzi. Then again, who does? But when the British Home Secretary asks Interpol to assemble an investigative team, suddenly an abyss ten miles deep opens up. Astonishingly, it's nothing to do with celebrities. It's all to do with global power-shifting. And not in a good way.
The Bright Fish
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,170. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A love story with a difference. University students Hugo Ellis and Ashanta Jones win a holiday aboard a cruise liner. However, there's something very puzzling about this particular voyage. And not just odd, either - plain impossible ...
The House of Charles Swinter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 168,220. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
The House of Charles Swinter is an intelligent love story for discerning readers, spanning two continents and set in the present day. It deals obliquely with questions of multiculturalism, mortality and globalisation. (Warning: contains (1) humour, (2) tragedy, (3) unexpected plot-twists. Not for the faint-hearted.)
A New Theory of Justice
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,530. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
An attempt to get beyond "Social Contract" accounts of societal fairness (such as are found in Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau and Rawls), to a political-philosophical theory that is both more realistic and better suited to dealing with pressing questions of INjustice.
An Evening at the Beach
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,770. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Twenty-seven short stories, all set in the UK, covering every aspect of human experience in the 21st century. Find out what it means to belong to our species today.
21st Century Philosophy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,830. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
Eight essays on strictly philosophical topics of social and moral relevance. Accessible to the general reader and written by someone with a higher-level qualification in the subject.

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