James Dedman


James C. Dedman lives in a rural community in the Midwest, forgotten by the modern world, presiding over an empire of various barnyard critters. An avid Civil War Reenactor and Historian, he enjoys researching genealogy, visiting historical locales, and raising chickens.

An author of over 20 novels, he has also directed several independent films, a documentary and even a few plays. A Woman of Consequence marks his ebook debut, with more to follow.

A practicing attorney at-law in order to fund his research, in his off time he gathers material for his books by making frequent trips to the West. He is the proud father of three girls, all of whom can sit a horse and fire a gun. He must always defer to his wife of over thirty years, however, as she is the one who feeds his horse.


The Trot Trilogy
The stories surrounding the owners of a little donkey named Trot as they carve out a new life in the American West.

A Jack and Three Queens

Price: $1.99 USD.

Full House

Price: $1.99 USD.
The Grant Family Saga
Set during World War 2, this series follows the members of the Grant family as they persevere through one of the greatest conflicts our country has ever known.

The Stolen Weekend

Price: $1.99 USD.

The Raid

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Full House
Series: The Trot Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 67,930. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The much anticipated second part of the "Trot Trilogy!" The "Three Queens" continue on their adventures in the American West.
The Raid
Series: The Grant Family Saga, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,580. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
The long-awaited sequel to "The Stolen Weekend," the Grant family saga continues as the United States truly enters World War 2!
A Jack and Three Queens
Series: The Trot Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 92,530. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
A journey west during the gold rush, featuring guts, gold, and a little donkey named Trot.
The Stolen Weekend
Series: The Grant Family Saga, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,790. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical
George Grant thought his biggest problem was getting the love of his life to marry him. When the opportunity arrives for a private weekend with just himself and his sweetheart Georgiana, he gladly seizes it. However George's paradise is about to be shattered. It is December 7, 1941, overlooking Pearl Harbor. Just what is that out over the horizon?
Christmas Magic and the Wicked Witch of Michigan Avenue
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,900. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
A whirlwind romance set in Chicago, 1946, it's Christmastime and Will Knight is looking for love. Where he is destined to find it is completely unexpected: the woman they all call "The Wicked Witch of Michigan Avenue." Is it folly? Is it sorcery? Or could it be that Will’s life is about to be changed by Christmas Magic?
Sleeping Beauty and the Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,700. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A 20s fairy tale with a bit of mystery, "Sleeping Beauty and the Curse of the Mummy's Tomb" is a must-read for fans of romance, adventure, and drama.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 57,630. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Historical
A coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, "Republic" is a tale of one woman's efforts to save her family from destruction while remaining true to her convictions and aspirations.
Gallant Deception
Series: The Chronicles of the Cumberland Guard, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,580. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
There are those who would serve their country, but the country doesn't want them. In this second book of the Cumberland Guard, follow the lesser told side of the Civil War-- its less than honest warriors. After the split of the Guard, the Eastern branch begins to gather some highly unusual recruits in Ameritus Hayes, "Lucky Lane" Hickok, and . . . another Billie Crum? Just what is going on here?
The Bonnie Blue Ribbon
Series: The Chronicles of the Cumberland Guard, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,410. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Historical » USA
“I will tell you a truth . . .I do not think the war will ever end." The Cumberland Guard was a state militia, filled with veterans of the war with Mexico. When the opportunity for real combat arose, they were swift to answer, but no one could have foretold the consequences. Experience the first days of our nation’s greatest conflict through the eyes of Daphne Harrison and others in the Guard.
A Woman of Consequence
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 58,310. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Historical
"Once, I ruled this world . . ." Daphne knew what a trip back to Cumberland County could mean- her beloved Aunt Jane was ill enough to ensure a share of heartache. But a chance meeting with an old friend sparks memories that can no longer be pushed away. A friend lost, back before the great war that nearly tore the Union asunder- Daphne must face the truth. Join her on this amazing journey.

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