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, TushhogBeachhead and the story collection, 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.


by Jeffery Hess

Inspired by actual events, No Salvation features the USS Salvation as it sails for months on end in the South China Sea in the violent closing days of the Vietnam War. Exhaustion, drugs and discontent run rampant aboard ship and crew morale is at an all-time low.