Jack Caldwell, born and raised in the Bayou County of Louisiana, is an author, amateur historian, professional economic development consultant, playwright, and like many Cajuns, a darn good cook.
His nickname – The Cajun Cheesehead – came from his devotion to his two favorite NFL teams: the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers. (Every now and then, Jack has to play the DVD again to make sure the Saints really won in 2010.)
Always a history buff, Jack found and fell in love with Jane Austen in his twenties, struck by her innate understanding of the human condition. Jack uses his work to share his knowledge of history. Through his characters, he hopes the reader gains a better understanding of what went on before, developing an appreciation for our ancestors’ trials and tribulations.
Jack’s novels include PEMBERLEY RANCH, MR. DARCY CAME TO DINNER, and THE COMPANION OF HIS FUTURE LIFE.
His Jane Austen’s Fighting Men Series, set during the Hundred Days Crisis and Waterloo, include THE THREE COLONELS, THE LAST ADVENTURE OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, and PERSUADED TO SAIL. A fourth novel, ROSINGS PARK, is to be released in the Fall of 2020.
In 2015, he launched the Crescent City Series: THE PLAINS OF CHALMETTE, BOURBON STREET NIGHTS, ELYSIAN DREAMS, and RUIN AND RENEWAL.
When not writing or traveling with Barbara, Jack attempts to play golf. A devout convert to Roman Catholicism, Jack is married with three grown sons.
Jack’s blog postings – The Cajun Cheesehead Chronicles – appear regularly at Austen Variations.
Web site – Ramblings of a Cajun in Exile – https://cajuncheesehead.com
Blog – Austen Variations – http://austenvariations.com/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/JCaldwell25
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnvcaldwell/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jack_caldwell_author/