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A National Indie Excellence Award-Winning Finalist
Welcome to James R. Clifford
Award winning finalist in historical fiction for the 2007 Indie Excellence awards.
Selected by the American Numismatic Association books of the year for 2007
Welcome to the website of James Clifford a two time award winning finalist for the National Indie Excellence Awards.
James Clifford has been graced with a fertile imagination.
-Norman Goldman, Editor, Book Pleasure
Double Daggers is strongly recommended as a complex, superbly
crafted, thoroughly entertaining novel from beginning to end.
-James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review
"A great feat of introducing the classics to young minds."
- Souzana Sterverding, Director
Ancient Coins in Education
2009 Award winning finalist in the Indie Excellence Awards for Juvenile Fiction.
Ten Days To Madness
Only Charlie Parker knows that his image as a successful, well-respected family man is a complete lie and with his life collapsing around him he travels to the secluded mountain house that has been owned by his family for generations. Hidden in his father’s library Charlie unearths a bizarre diary that claims a rogue tribe of Cherokee Indians stole a fortune in gold coins before the Civil War and hid the treasure in an ancient burial cave in a remote part of the Appalachian Mountains.
Compelled by forces he doesn’t understand, Charlie embarks upon a self-destructive march to uncover the truth as he discovers his family's darkest secrets. His ancestor’s heinous crimes force Charlie to face the demons unleashed by his family from so long ago and he is haunted by nightmares, tormented by a strange man claiming ownership of the diary and terrorized by Cherokee spirits known in Indian mythology as The Nunnehi. The horrifying encounters send Charlie spiraling into an alcohol fueled frenzy to find the Cherokee gold, no matter the cost.
Does the gold exist? Are the bizarre events really happening to Charlie or has his mind finally collapsed under the pressures of mental illness, alcohol abuse and a failed business? Those questions linger in the reader’s mind until the final page as Charlie battles internal demons and external monsters to discover the truth about himself, and the legend of the Cherokee Gold.
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My dystopian conspiracy novel titled The Unraveling is in final edit stages and will soon be available.
My books range from good old fashioned adventure stories to historical fiction to supernatural thrillers and I hope that my stories take you on an entertaining journey. Some of my books have historical coins woven into the storylines. I love collecting historical coins because they are little treasures that allow you to peer into past civilizations and enable you to gaze upon legendary figures like Cleopatra, Hannibal, Caesar, Alexander the Great, Brutus and Nero. Historical coins also record history's most important events like the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, The Crusades, and The Civil War.
I hope you enjoy my books!