James L. Weaver

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James L Weaver is the Kansas City author of the Jake Caldwell series, featuring:

  • Poor Boy Road (Jake Caldwell Book #1) – IAN Thriller of the Year finalist,
  • Ares Road (Jake Caldwell Book #2) – New Apple Official Selection for Thrillers and IAN Thriller of the Year finalist
  • Blackbird Road (Jake Caldwell Book #3) – Solo Medalist Winner for the New Apple Book Awards Suspense/Thriller category.

James makes his home in Olathe, Kansas with his wife 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 and has been optioned.

Current favorite TV shows:  The Walking Dead, The Profit, The Good Doctor, the Resident and, as always, Survivor.

Current favorite music artists:  Alter Bridge, Sara Bareilles, Halestorm

Last best book read: The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

Favorite comedians: Kathleen Madigan, Mike Birbiglia, John Mulaney


Jim Weaver Announcement

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.




  1. So looking forward to reading your book, I would love a pre-release copy to do a review for you ?

  2. Brent Niebruegge

    The book poor boy road was a very good book I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it I cannot wait for his next book to come out


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