Jim Heskett
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Jim Heskett

Jim Heskett was born in the wilds of Oklahoma, raised by a pack of wolves with a station wagon and a membership card to the local public swimming pool. Just like the man in the John Denver song, he moved to Colorado in the summer of his 27th year and never looked back.

He fell in love with writing at the age of fourteen with a copy of Stephen King's The Shining. Poetry became his first outlet for teen angst, then later some screenplays, and eventually, short fiction and long fiction as a hybrid author. In between, he worked a few careers that never successfully tickled his creative toes, and hasn't ever forgotten about Stephen King. You can find him huddled over a laptop at an undisclosed location in Colorado, dreaming up ways to kill beloved characters.

Details and FREE, exclusive books at www.jimheskett.com

He writes award-winning mystery-thrillers and post-apocalyptic thrillers, seasoned with a dash of snark.

His book Wounded Animals is a 2015 finalist for Foreword Reviews thriller of the year
His book Nailgun Messiah is the winner of the 2016 eLit silver medal in the mystery/thriller category, also Readers' Favorite 2017 Honorable Mention in the Thriller category.

Book blogger reviews for Nailgun Messiah, book 1 in the Micah Reed series:

"This is a highly addicting book, I did not want to put it down until I finished it. It has so many elements that I love. It was thrilling, fast paced and had a bit of a mystery to it too." - Hyper Ashley book reviews

"I thoroughly enjoyed this book.The opening chapter immediately drew me into the story." - Genuine Jenn book reviews

"Micah is someone you cannot help rooting for, even with all his flaws, or perhaps because of them. He's a man with a past who is trying to make up for his mistakes and avoid making new ones, and his struggle to do right really draws you in." - A.M.Manay, Better Living Through Fantasy

"Heskett's knack for sly humor and off-kilter action is front and center... the ending of the story paves the way for many storylines; I'll be eagerly awaiting to see what lies ahead for Micah in the future!" - Kyle Wendy Skultety, gimmethatbook.com

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Best Sellers

    • American Demon Hunters - The Complete Collection

    • An Urban Fantasy Supernatural Thriller PLUS Seven Novellas
    • By: J. Thorn, Zach Bohannon, Jim Heskett, and others
    • Narrated by: Jean Lowe Carlson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The American Demon Hunters world is now available in a single collection, full of supernatural thrills. Get the original American Demon Hunters novel plus seven novellas that can be listened to in any order....

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Whistleblower Trilogy Box Set

    • By: Jim Heskett
    • Narrated by: William Coon
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    This box set contains all three novellas in the Tucker Candle trilogy: Wounded Animals, The Legend of Kareem, and Both Ends Burning....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery, action and thrills

    • By Cyn on 07-11-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Juggling Author

    • How to Write Four Books a Year While Balancing Family, Friends, and a Full-Time Job
    • By: Jim Heskett
    • Narrated by: John Alan Martinson Jr.
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Are you an author struggling to find time to write....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Inspired Me to Make More Time for My Writing

    • By Tatiana on 09-06-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Strike the Match

    • Whistleblower Trilogy, Book 4
    • By: Jim Heskett
    • Narrated by: Scott Ellis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Virginia Candle married the wrong man. She's known that for years. But when she finds out what her husband's company actually does to make their money....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok story but it didn't keep my interest

    • By Rhonda on 06-20-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Stories to Read While Driving

    • Kill the King and Other Tales
    • By: Jim Heskett
    • Narrated by: William Coon
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    If the cabbage man doesn't arrive soon, another meal will slip by and the king will still be allowed to exude foul breath from his lips....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I really wanted to like this...

    • By littlebear on 08-24-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Reagan's Ashes

    • By: Jim Heskett
    • Narrated by: Kate Fisher
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Reagan Darby crams her dad's urn into an overflowing backpack. His last wish: deliver the urn to Rocky Mountain National Park and release his ashes into Lake Nanita....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Reagan's ashes

    • By MeDi on 06-20-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Wounded Animals

    • Whistleblower Book 1
    • By: Jim Heskett
    • Narrated by: William Coon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    While nursing some drinks after a terrible day at work, Tucker Candle spits out his rum and coke when a stranger across the bar turns water into wine....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-11-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • More Stories to Read While Driving

    • Collected Shorts, Book 2
    • By: Jim Heskett
    • Narrated by: Joe DiNozzi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Q: What do a set of LEGO toys, a mountain of cocaine, a glitter-dusted stripper, and a monkey who's grown tired of his dead-end day job have in common? Find out....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Legend of Kareem

    • Whistleblower, Book 2
    • By: Jim Heskett
    • Narrated by: William Coon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Candle thought it was over. That's why, when a letter appears in his mailbox from someone he thought was dead, he's dragged back into the middle of the whole mess....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An action packed sequel.

    • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-27-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Both Ends Burning

    • Whistleblower, Book 3
    • By: Jim Heskett
    • Narrated by: William Coon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The stranger at the bar warned Candle that involving himself in the company's dealings was going to lead him on the path to ruin. Only now does Candle understand....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing end to the series.

    • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 01-15-16

    Regular price: $14.95

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