Clarice James

Smart, Fun, Relatable Fiction

My Books

I write smart, fun, relatable women’s contemporary fiction woven together with threads of humor, faith, romance. and mystery. My style has been described in these ways:

  • “Plots that pull you into the characters’ lives”
  • “A sensitive and deft writer . . . with a powerful relationship with language”
  • “Held my attention from beginning to end”
  • “A little bit of something for everyone”
  • “Real characters with real problems”
  • “Gripped me from the opening sentence”
  • “You’ll shed a tear and laugh out loud”

Party of One: Risking her privacy, a widow founds Party of One, a communal table for single diners, where she meets an eclectic mix of colorful characters who cause her to confront her fears, beliefs, and self-assurance. Party of One was published by Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. in 2017.  CLICK HERE TO READ CHAPTER ONE.

Doubleheader: A rising sports columnist fears losing the unblemished memories of her late father when she learns she has a brother no one knew existed.  Doubleheader was one of the three winners in Jerry Jenkins’ Operation First Novel contest in 2014 and was  published on December 1, 2015 by Mountainview Books, LLC. A second edition was released by Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. in May, 2019. CLICK HERE TO READ CHAPTER ONE.

Manhattan Grace: A young actress is mentored by a Messianic Rabbi while she helps him pursue a  romantic relationship with an opera star.  Through a series of misunderstandings, the two become embroiled in a jewel heist. Manhattan Grace was released by Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. in May 2018. CLICK HERE TO READ CHAPTER ONE.

The Girl He Knew: Shocked by the facts surrounding his wife’s sudden death, Charlie Dawson fears losing the girl he knew, the one he’d fell for in tenth grade French class, married right out of college, and planned to have babies with soon. The Girl He Knew was released by Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. in September 2019. CLICK HERE TO READ CHAPTER ONE.

The Least of These:  Nurse practitioner Carley Rae Jantzen blows the whistle on her boss, Dr. Harrison Nichols, for Medicare fraud. All she has to do now is wait out the FBI’s investigation—no easy feat since she has to look him in the eye every day. The Least of These was released on May 18, 2021 by Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. CLICK HERE TO READ CHAPTER ONE.

All my novels are available through your local bookstore–just ask them to order them for you. They’re also available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Current Writing-Related Memberships:

  • ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers)
  • AWSA (Advanced Writers & Speakers Association)

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