James Kahn

My first career was as an Emergency Medicine Physician, but I began writing science fiction novels during my training, leading to the World Enough and Time trilogy, published by Del Rey. I went on to have a successful career as a novelizer, including such works as Return of the Jedi, Poltergeist, The Goonies, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. That led to a 20 year stint as a television writer-producer, where I worked on Star Trek: Voyager, Melrose Place, Xena: Warrior Princess, and All My Children. I've been a singer-songwriter for some years, primarily doing roots music. Most recently I've released the self-published novel, Matamoros, a Civil War adventure romance. It's been named a Finalist in the American Bookfest American Fiction Awards for Historical Fiction; in the Readers' Favorite Awards for Historical Fiction and Western Fiction; and was just named FIRST PRIZE WINNER in the Chanticleer International Book Awards for Western and Civil War Fiction, the Laramie Award category. I'm particularly proud of that novel, since it was inspired by some of the true stories of the great-great-grandfather of a dear friend of mine - to whom I promised I would one day write this tale. In addition to the book, I released a CD of Americana songs, each song about one of the characters in the novel.

Screenplay Type
TV Series
When a jaded Confederate gambler on the Mexican border acquires a secret Union dispatch to sell to the highest bidder, he juggles Yankee and Rebel spies until his life is upended by an unexpected encounter with his ex-lover, reawakening mutual passions and rancor that threaten to topple his scheme.
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