James L Weaver is the Kansas City author of the Jake Caldwell series featuring IAN Thriller of the Year finalist Poor Boy Road and soon to be released Ares Road. He makes his home in Olathe, Kansas with his wife of 19 years and two children. His previous publishing credits include a six-part story called “The Nuts” and his 5-star rated debut novel Jack & Diane, which is available on Amazon.com. Author note: a handful of the raters are actually not related to him.
His limited free time is spent writing into the wee hours of the morning, playing parental taxi cab to his kids’ sporting endeavours, and binge watching Netflix.
Current favourite TV shows: The Walking Dead, Westworld, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Homeland
Current favourite music artists: Alter Bridge, Rush, Sara Bareilles, Halestorm
Last best book read: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Favourite comedians: Bill Burr, Louis CK, John Caparulo, Kathleen Madigan, Mike Birbiglia, John Mulaney
A Message from The Editor
What I loved instantly about Poor Boy Road is that it’s quite simply a damn good story. It doesn’t make pointless attempts to tick any diversity boxes and James didn’t write it to follow publishing trends. This is the perfect action thriller, with a tender tough man hero to rival all that have come before. But wanting to know how Jake Caldwell saves the day makes page-turning unstoppable.
Ares Road is the sequel to Poor Boy Road and, boy, it’s good. Fast-paced, thrilling, exciting. But James has managed to balance plenty of humour with that gritty real-life edge he masters so well. An absolute must for thriller fans, in my opinion.