Profile: James Vance

About This Author

Author, James R. Vance has lived in the Limousin region of France for almost twenty years. During this period, he has published five mystery crime novels, one biography and five historical fiction novels, launching the last of that series, The Housekeeper at the Charroux Literary Festival in August 2017. At the event, he ran a workshop on ‘Scene Setting & Transition’ before participating in a forum with two other historical fiction writers. He has also written several short stories for two anthologies: French Briefs and The Magic Diary. He contributes to local newspapers and magazines and in 2014, he 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, a French infantry soldier. A month later, he took on a similar role as a cannonier in a weekend tribute event. He resumed a similar role in the 2015 centenary celebration to mark the end of WWII. Also during 2015, he participated in the first 3-day Charroux Literary Festival, running a workshop on ‘Structure in Writing Fiction’. He was a founder member of La Souterraine Writers’ Group, which produced several published authors over the past years. In addition to writing, he has also held workshops in the Haute Vienne département for aspiring writers.

This Author's Books

Set against a backdrop of irreversible socio-economic change after the dark years of the Second World War, A Future in History is the saga of a creative but disillusioned drifter’s journey to overcome life’s obstacles. It is the true story of an author wh....
ISBN: 9781839452727
Published: 10 April 2020
Obsessed by a fortune-teller's prediction at a fairground, a young girl embarks upon a fateful journey to fulfil what she believes to be her destiny. After the death of her mother, she rebels against authority, becoming prey to an older man who takes adva....
ISBN: 9781788768559
Published: 15 May 2019