About Author

“Hess is one of those rare talents who tells a great
story with compelling characters, pacing and action.”

- Terrence McCauley

Jeffery Hess is the author of the novels Scar TissueRoughhouseNo SalvationTushhogBeachhead, the novella, Outfoxed, and the story collections, Pascagoula Run, and Cold War Canoe Club, as well as the editor of the award-winning anthologies Home of the Brave: Stories in Uniform, and Home of the Brave: Somewhere in the Sand.

Prior to earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte and a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of South Florida, he served aboard the Navy’s oldest and newest ships. He’s published numerous short stories that recall this period of his life.

He’s held writing positions at a daily newspaper, a Fortune 500 company, and a university-based research center.

He lives in Florida, where he writes and leads the DD-214 Writers’ Workshop for military veterans.

Pascagoula Run

by Jeffery Hess

Amongst this assemblage are stories that have never been seen before, many of which have appeared in literary journals, magazines, or anthologies, and others that found their way into some of Hess’s novels. Crime stories, all, and most on the Noir side of the spectrum.

The characters and their environs change, but the trouble never ends. They all bring it on themselves, but that doesn’t stop any of them in moments like that. If you know, you know. Even if you don’t, you’ll be riveted by this stellar lineup of heroes and heroines and the damage they inflict.

Pascagoula Run