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A Novel Approach: To Writing Your First Novel, or Your Best One


Award- winning author Jack Woodville London helps authors learn and master the art of storytelling with solid, easily adopted lessons on the craft of creative writing, adapted from the popular series.

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French Letter Series

Jack Woodville London’s French Letters series has been praised for its meticulous historical research and ability to capture the language, attitudes, and moral culture of their setting in prose described by reviewers as “beautiful, but not pretentious.”

Book One: French Letters: Virginia’s War

French Letters: Virginia’s War is a poignant novel that received uncommon critical acclaim, being named a finalist for “Best Novel of the South,” an award given by the Anderson Foundation in honor of Willie Morris and a finalist for the Military Writers Society of America award for Best Historical Novel of the Year.  READ MORE

Accolades for the 1st Book in the French Letters Series (French Letters: Virginia’s War)

  • -#1 in War Fiction on Amazon Kindle
  • -#8 in Historical Fiction on Amazon Kindle
  • -2011 Honorable Mention – Fiction from the London Book Fair
  • -Spent several weeks on the Austin American-Statesman bestseller list
  • -2009 Finalist for the Military Writers’ Society of America’s Best Historical Novel of the Year
  • -2009 Finalist for the Williams Foundation’s Willie Morris Best Novel of the South
  • -2010 Finalist for Dear Author’s Best Novel with a Romantic Element
  • -French Letters: Virginia’s War was featured in the Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Bar Journal, and London has been a guest on “Great Day SA,” the morning news shows on KFDA-TV and KVII-TV, out of Amarillo, Texas, and News 8 Austin

Book Two: French Letters: Engaged in War

French Letters: Engaged in War is the second volume in the French Letters trilogy. The companion to French Letters: Virginia’s War, it is the story of Will Hastings, an army doctor caught up in the D-Day landings in Normandy and the drive to capture St. Lo, France. READ MORE

Accolades for the 2nd Book in the French Letters Series (French Letters: Engaged in War)

  • -2011-2012 Military Writers Society of America’s Author of the Year
  • -2011 Honorable Mention – Fiction from the London Book Fair
  • -2012 Silver medal in Historical Fiction from the Stars and Flags Book Awards Program

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