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In Memory of James W Huston

Written by: James W. Huston Published: April 21, 2016


James W Huston

James Webb Huston, age 62, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2016 at UCSD’s Thornton Hospital. He was surrounded by his family. Jim was born on October 26, 1953 in West Lafayette, Indiana to James and Florence Huston. Jim was a loving husband, son, brother, father of five, grandfather of three, and friend to many. Jim attended New Life Presbyterian Church for 30 years where he was a member, ruling elder, teacher, and leader to many. His profound Christian faith was immensely important to him. A true Renaissance Man: he practiced law, wrote nine best-selling action novels, was an active musician, a patriot and a scholar of American history, especially of World War II. His sharp wit and infectious humor endeared him to all who knew him. His warrior spirit, dogged determination to live life to the fullest, and abiding faith were profoundly inspirational.

Jim Huston attended the University of South Carolina on a Navy ROTC scholarship, majoring in history, with a minor in English. He did an exchange cruise on a French Navy destroyer, and also attended the University of Warwick in England to study English Reformation history and English literature. After college he flew F-14 fighter jets with VF-84, the Jolly Rogers, on the USS Nimitz. As a dashing young fighter pilot, Jim swept Dianna off her feet and married her when she was just 19. While in the Jolly Rogers, he participated in making the movie ‚ÄúThe Final Countdown,‚ÄĚ filming several scenes with a Panavision camera in the back seat of the F-14. He did two Mediterranean cruises and other cruises to the Caribbean and the North Atlantic. He graduated from TOPGUN before his second cruise. After his tour with VF-84, Huston taught Seapower and Maritime Affairs at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He left active duty to attend the University of Virginia School of Law, after which he continued flying in the Navy Reserves, ultimately transferring to Naval Intelligence.


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Book News

Book News

Audio Version of The Blood Flag on sale

Written by: James W. Huston Published: February 27, 2016

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Good news!  The audio version of The Blood Flag is on sale on Bookbub for $2.99.  Check it out! http://bit.ly/1TcObnO

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NASA’s Unexplained Files–Beginning February 23rd at 10:00 p.m.

Written by: James W. Huston Published: January 27, 2016


I will be an on-air commentator for season three of  NASA’s Unexplained Files on the  Science Channel.  It will start on Tuesday, Feb 23 at 10p.m. and will be shown weekly. There will be a preview of the new season shown on Sunday, Feb 21 at 10pm.  It should be fun, and I hope you have time to catch a few episodes!


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Signed First Edition Books Now Available at VJ Books!

Written by: James W. Huston Published: January 15, 2016


VJ Books is one of those bookstores that appreciates what many readers do–original hardbacks signed by the author. As a reader I love having books signed by authors. ¬†It just seems to authenticate it somehow. ¬†In any case VJ Books now has several signed first edition copies of The Blood Flag. ¬†It’s where to find a signed copy if you’re interested, and it helps support a brick and mortar bookstore which are becoming rarities!

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In the News

In the News

Nice Interview in the San Diego Union-Tribune on the Writing of The Blood Flag

Written by: James W. Huston Published: December 27, 2015


The San Diego Union published a nice interview in this morning’s newspaper on the writing of the Blood Flag, and the inspirational part my father played in the story. ¬†You can read the interview here.

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