By the posterThank you for finding your way to my author page. We lovers of the written word have so many choices as to which authors to support, which genres we like, and which new books to explore. And is there anything more exciting than discovering a new author?

I’ve been very blessed to have words – writing them, editing and reading them – be a huge part of my life for the better part of my life. I consider it a privilege to be a writer. And I feel just as blessed to be an avid reader. I believe the two go together. So I hope that you enjoy exploring my work.

JOIN ME at the first HIGH DESERT BOOK FESTIVAL, Saturday, October 1, 2016 as part of the Victorville Fall Festival, 14343 Civic Drive.


PURCHASING MY BOOKS: In the world of self-published authors, Amazon.com has now established this wonderful platform – Createspace – to help us realize our vision of being published. And while I know many of you have quick links and accounts set up on www.Amazon.com, we writers benefit more when you purchase our books through the Createspace site. Though I am honored if you purchase my books any way that suits you!

I have taken a page from one of my favorite modern authors, Frank McCourt, who wrote multiple memoirs. And his first, “Angela’s Ashes” won the Pulitzer Prize in 1997. He followed that up with two more memoirs chronicling his life – ’Tis and Teacher Man. I like that idea of giving your readers your life’s events in stages.

So…“The South Africa of His Heart” is my first memoir, published in 2007. It covers selected aspects of a thirty-year period in my life – starting at age twenty-two. It concentrates mostly on my relationship with my first husband, a South African expatriate during apartheid. “Life in Brief” Is a collection of my short stories.

Imagined Lives

2015 Pulitzer Prize-Entry

Imagined Lives is my most recent fuller autobiography that incorporates a previous manuscript “The Sea Grape Tree” and large portions of “The South Africa of His Heart.”

Please come visit the page again soon and be on the lookout for my poetry publication.

Read on!




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Davida Siwisa James

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