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James Jauncey - Author

About the Author

James, or Jamie, Jauncey, was born in Perthshire but raised in Edinburgh's New Town. His family later moved back to Perthshire, while he attended a boarding school in Oxford. Jauncey read law at Aberdeen University, before working as a journalist and magazine publisher. He left London after 20 years to focus on his own writing.

Jauncey has written four books for children and young adults, but only the latest, The Witness, is in print. The Reckoning will be published in August 2008. When not writing, he runs creative writing workshops and courses, helping businesses improve the quality and imaginative effort of their written materials. He is a part of 26, an organisation promoting creative writing in business. Jauncey is also on the board of the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Besides writing, he has played in a number of bands, including the piano for The Funky String Band. He currently lives with his wife and two of his children near Dunkeld.

Featured books by James Jauncey

Other books by James Jauncey

The Reckoning

The Reckoning

Author: James Jauncey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2009

Standing on the beach watching the early morning-mist roll in off the sea, Fin is thinking about the day when he can escape to the mainland. His sister got away, but no one has heard from her in two years. Fin's thoughts are interrupted by the sound of a car on the bridge above him. He hears doors slam, voices, a scream and then, for a brief moment, he glimpses a figure falling through the fog. It's a young girl and she dies in Fin's arms. Did the dead girl jump or was she pushed? Sceptical of the official suicide verdict, Fin is determined to find the truth, a hunt that will lead him closer to his missing sister and to a shocking secret at the heart of his island community.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning

Author: James Jauncey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2008

Standing on the beach watching the early morning mist roll in off the sea, Fin is thinking about the day when he can move to the mainland, and escape the misery at home. His sister got away but now no one has heard from her in two years. Fin's thoughts are interrupted by the sound of a car on the bridge above him. He hears doors slam, voices, a scream and then, for a brief moment, he glimpses a figure falling through the fog. It's a teenage girl, and she dies in Fin's arms. Did the dead girl jump or was she thrown? Sceptical of the official suicide verdict, Fin is determined to find the truth, a hunt that will lead him closer to his missing sister and to a shocking secret at the heart of his island community. Tied in with Fin's story THE RECKONING touches on large topics such as extremism and terrorism but is, above all, a compelling and intriguing literary mystery.

The Witness

The Witness

Author: James Jauncey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2008

I'm the only one who saw what they did... From the shelter of the pine trees, through the falling snow, John watched as the men kicked down doors, shattered windows and fired their first shot. It was a long time before he stopped trembling, before he dared to return and see if anyone needed his help. Among the ruins he found a small boy, too terrified to tell John his name. Now the only witness and the sole survivor are running for their lives. John knows how to look after himself, how to live off the land and his wits. But now he's looking after someone else and every choice he makes could mean the difference between life and death... THE WITNESS is set in the Scottish Highlands in the near future, when the disastrous nationalization of the land has led to a violent uprising.

The Witness

The Witness

Author: James Jauncey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2007

I'm the only one who saw what they did... From the shelter of the pine trees, through the falling snow, John watched as the men kicked down doors, shattered windows and fired their first shot. It was a long time before he stopped trembling, before he dared to return and see if anyone needed his help. Among the ruins he found a small boy, too terrified to tell John his name. Now the only witness and the sole survivor are running for their lives. John knows how to look after himself, how to live off the land and his wits. But now he's looking after someone else and every choice he makes could mean the difference between life and death... THE WITNESS is set in the Scottish Highlands in the near future, when the disastrous nationalization of the land has led to a violent uprising.

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