Jack Woodville London

About me

Diplomate of Academie St.Cere’ France and University of Texas Law School. Author of French Letters Series, Virginia’s War (Runner up Best Novel of the South and Romantic Novels with a Twist)and Engaged in War, Finalist Best Fiction London Book Festival, 1st Place Indie Excellence, 2d Place Stars and Flags; Author of the Year 2012 Military Writers Society of America. Author of writing series A Novel Approach and On the Nightstand, a review of books that keep me awake or put me to sleep. Married to wife, Alice, two sons and a daughter, and encouraged by JuneBug the cat.

From my website

Fact or Fiction? How Novelists Can Blend Factual Research with Creative Storytelling

Readers who have some passing knowledge of literature might be startled when in reading The Three Musketeers they encounter a passage in which D’Artagnan refers to Gulliver’s Travels. The dilemma is that The Three Musketeers is set more than a hundred years before Jonathan Swift wrote about Gulliver. Alexandre Dumas got it wrong. On the…

This day in 1918: The Battle for Saint-Etienne, France

The United States declared war on Germany on April 1, 1917. Germany had offered to return Texas and the other border states to Mexico if it would join the war on Germany’s side. Germany also announced that it would resume unrestricted submarine warfare. The declaration of war was more bark…

On the Nightstand: The Autumn Equinox….

It is the autumnal equinox, midway between high summer and dark winter, the longest and shortest days or our calendar. Entonces? Well, it means that during a long summer I have moved a bunch of books on and off my nightstand, and also have stocked up for winter. Let’s start…

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