James L Weaver is the Kansas City author of the Jake Caldwell series featuring IAN Thriller of the Year finalist Poor Boy Road, the riveting follow-up Ares Road and the forthcoming third book of the thriller series Blackbird Road. He makes his home in Olathe, Kansas with his wife of 20 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.
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: Redemption Road by John Hart
Favourite comedians: Louis CK, 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.