James Knights is a retired FBI Special Agent. He received a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. A native of New England, one of his great-great-grandfathers served during the Civil War with Company E, 6th Massachusetts Militia Infantry, while another was a “Bluenose” sea captain from Windsor, Nova Scotia. He and his wife own a seaside cottage on Prince Edward Island, Canada. He has authored several published articles on law enforcement recruiting, including one on the valuable role of women as investigators. He recently made his film debut as an extra in "You Are My Friend," starring Tom Hanks and Matthew Ryhs.
Soldier Girl Blue is his fourth novel.
Finalist in the Young Adult - Social Issues category of the Readers' Favorite 2017 International Book Award Contest for "Benjamin's Field: Ascent"