News and Past Events

May 28, 2019

High Hand received the Bronze Medal for Best First Book Fiction at the Copacabana night club in New York City on May 28, 2019. James Rosen accepted the honor on behalf of all three authors. High Hand was also prominently displayed at the 2019 BookExpo America, the largest annual book show in the United States.

James Rosen at the Independent Publishers Book Award
High Hand wins the Bronze in Best First Book Fiction
High Hand at the 2019 BookExpo America

April 10, 2019

It was announced on April 10, 2019 that High Hand was awarded the Bronze Medal in the category of Best First Book Fiction by the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) . The award will be presented at a ceremony in New York City on May 28, 2019 at the legendary Copacabana night club.

January 2018

Two terrific reviews of High Hand appeared in January. One was in Sapphyria’s Books which you can read here. The other was in Jessicamap Reviews which you can read here.

December 23, 2017

James Rosen discussed domestic politics along with a new book called High Hand which predicted the 2016 election resuts well before it took place. On the radio program The Korelin Economics Report which aired on Saturday, December 23, 2017:

December 3, 2017

James Rosen appeared on WTTG’s “The Hill” (Fox Washington) which you can view here:

June 27, 2017

Predicting President Trump: An Interview with the Authors of  High Hand (a podcast at the International Spy Museum):

April 2017

James Ellenberger and High Hand were featured in the April edition of the Ocean Ridge Master Association newsletter. James spoke to Ocean Ridge’s History Club as well as their LitWits book club. You can read about both events here.

March 31, 2017

James Ellenberger wrote a post for the National Writers’ Union about the eerie political prescience of High Hand. You can read his full post, “Member Novel Predicted Trump-Like Presidential Nightmare,” here.

July 13, 2016

The three co-authors of High Hand spoke at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. Their discussion touched on espionage, technology, and surveillance. You can watch the video of their panel, “High Hand: The Authors Behind the Thrills,” below.

July 2016

The July issue of Ridge Living did a feature on the June 4th “Meet the Authors” event. You can see the Ridge Living feature below, or download a PDF copy here.

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June 4, 2016

James Rosen, James Ellenberger, and Curtis Harris held a “Meet the Authors” event at James Ellenberger’s home in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. They had about 80 friends and neighbors (one from Denver and the rest from their communities or the Wilmington area) came to meet the three of them and ask questions. You can see all the photos from the event here.




April 6, 2016

Curtis Harris, James Ellenberger, and James Rosen spoke at the Barnes & Noble in Rockville, MD.

March 19, 2016

Jim Ellenberger had a book signing at Two Sisters Bookery in Wilmington, North Carolina.

March 15, 2016

Jim Ellenberger had a book signing at Pelican Bookstore in Sunset Beach, North Carolina.

March 12, 2016

Curtis Harris was a guest on Late Night Health, with host Mark Alyn. You can find information on how to download the Late Night Health podcast here.

March 10, 2016

Curtis Harris, James Ellenberger, and James Rosen spoke at the Barnes & Noble in Arlington, VA. Their talk was followed by a book signing.

March 7, 2016

The authors of High Hand spoke at Books & Books. Their talk was recorded and you can watch the full video below or on Books & Books’ website.

March 7, 2016

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us at Books and Books.

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March 1, 2016

Jim Rosen was a guest on A Book and a Chat with host Barry Eva.

March 2, 2016

The authors of High Hand  were featured in the Miami Herald‘s “What do you recommend?” feature. You can read their book recommendation here.

February 22, 2016

The authors of High Hand  were recently interviewed for In the interview, they talk about the process of writing collaboratively as well as the research that went into writing High Hand and the positive feedback that it has already received. You can read the full interview, “A Conversation with the Authors Who Write as Curtis J. James,” here.

February 16-29, 2016

High Hand was featured in newspapers throughout the greater Miami area in the February 16-29 editions. The articles also noted their upcoming booksigning at Books & Books on March 7th at 8pm. .Click here to read the article that was featured in the Coral Gables News, the South Miami News, the Palmetto Bay News, the Kendall Gazette, the Cutler Bay News, and the Brickell Tribune News.

February 16, 2016

High Hand was featured on BookPage, a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month. Curtis Harris, James Rosen, and James Ellenberger each shared about their experiences writing High Hand together. You can read the full post, “International Spy Thriller from Three Voices,” here.

February 4, 2016

High Hand was featured in the Star News in a story highlighting James Ellenberger’s local connections and the advance praise that the book has received. You can read the full review, “Ocean Isle Beach man part of ‘High Hand’-ed trio,” here.