Jessie Cox, born: 1948. Raised on Creek land by his grandmother. A citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Ex law enforcement, Chief Engineer’s License..Steam Plants, spent several years as a gold prospector, a freelance writer/columnist, and lived/worked in Alaska.
The lady in the photograph is my grandmother.
Winner of three publishing awards.
Thus far there are seven books in the Ray Corngrower series. “The Infant Carrier”, “The House in Banes Meadow”, “Cheechako”, “The Good Red Road”, “The Skinwalker, a John Littlefeather novel” “The Manitou” and “Where the Wind Whispers My Name” are available in both paperback and ebook.
These books are based on actual Native American legend and sprinkled liberally with laughter,tears and a writers imagination. Life experience also plays a large part. I find the saying that ‘you can’t write about what you do not know” to be a truism.
In closing, I’d like to thank my friends and the constant readers for their valuable input on my tales.
My eighth novel is historical fiction. “The Spencer Rifle” is set in the period of just before and during the US Civil War, but is written in the Cherokee and Creek point of view. “Round Mountain” continues to the end of the U.S. Civil War and the years following. “Washita” continues the saga into the time of the ending of the Western Indian Wars.
The soon to be published “The Moon Dancer” is an updated revised short story from “The Infant Carrier.” A huge possessed razorback hog known to the Creeks as “The Great Evil” (An ancient enemy of the Creeks) has returned. Only the descendant of those who had come against it throughout history can send it back to the Whiteman’s Hell.
To the Cheechakos (the new comers) I’ll say “Hersce” (Creek for hello)
I am happy to announce that the book “Cheechako” and “The Skinwalker” are now available in audio format on Amazon.