James R Vance

ABOUT THE AUTHOR : James R. Vance Originally from Greater Manchester, author James R Vance relocated to a rural region of France to write novels. He is an avid reader, traveller and a long-term Francophile. His other interests are cooking, gardening and researching the occupation of France during WWII. In total, he has published eight novels and is working on his ninth. More recently, writing historical fiction novels has replaced his previous focus on the genre of mystery crime. He contributes to local newspapers and magazines, and in 2014, participated in a four-day spectacular at Bridiers in the Creuse department to mark the centenary commemoration of WWI—an acting role, as a poilu, he resumed in the 2015 centenary event to mark the end of WWII. Also during 2015, he was involved in the 3-day Charroux Literary Festival in the Vienne department of France, running a workshop on 'Structure in Writing Fiction'. He is a founder member of La Souterraine Writers’ Group which has produced several published authors over the past years. Though currently working on his latest novel, ‘The Housekeeper’, his ultimate ambition is to re-publish his historical fiction novels in French. http://jamesvanceauthor.wix.com/awesomefiction twitter: @jrvanceauthor facebook: James Vance facebook: Without Yesterday: Mona’s War