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david joy, edgar award finalist and author of "Where All Light Tends to Go"

“James Wade has delivered a McCarthy-esque odyssey with an Elmore Leonard ear for dialogue."

James Wade lives and writes in the Texas Hill Country with his wife and daughter. He is the author of Beasts of the Earth, a winner of the 2023 Spur Award for Best Contemporary Novel, River, Sing Out and the critically-acclaimed debut novel All Things Left Wild, a winner of the prestigious MPIBA Reading the West Award for Debut Fiction, and a recipient of the Spur Award for Best Historical Novel from the Western Writers of America.

James is currently working on his fourth novel, Hollow Out the Dark, coming 2024 from Blackstone Publishing. 


Photo credit: Madelinne Grey

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