Category Archives: Aassassination of Abraham Lincoln

150th Anniversary Series of the Assassination of
Abraham Lincoln – Books 1-6

Sean E. Jacobs, 6th Generation German Descendant in Texas, Offers His First Eight Kindle Edition Novels for FREE in Celebration of the Christmas Season


I thought it was time to visit my Blog site as I am getting in the Christmas spirit…the German spirit, that is. My tenth novel, written under my pen name of Sidney St. James is scheduled for release on December 12th. It is called The Flaming Blue Sword. It is not a creative nonfiction novel, but the first paranormal romance in my Storm Lord Trilogy Series.

To celebrate this joyous time of the year, and the fact that I have reached a milestone with my tenth novel, I am offering eight of the Kindle edition novels for FREE at beginning on December 12th and continuing to December 16th.

Oh, by the way, my first novel has a scene in it talking about how the Strauss Family brought one of the first artificial Christmas trees to Texas in 1845. It was made of turkey feathers dyed green, wound onto wire branches, and mounted on wooden bases.

They were widely accepted in the 1800’s in Texas. But, if one were to follow the area in the far northeast where German settlers brought their artificial trees, places like Boston and Philadelphia, they were denounced as sacrilegious and pagan by some of the Protestant groups in that part of the country.

German families would decorate the trees with popcorn chains, paper flowers, paper chains and decorated cookies, candy and nuts.

In a magazine found during the writing of ADVERSITY – Face to Face, an article once suggested a 12-foot tall tree have 400 wax candles to adequately light the tree. At the Lutheran Church in Frelsburg, Texas, there were elders who stood by with wet sponges on long sticks ready to extinguish the candles as they burned down low on Christmas Eve.

Watch for future blogs on German traditions at Christmas!

Happy Holidays and be sure to take advantage of this once a year special from Sean E. Jacobs for five days only. The following Kindle e-books are FREE from

ADVERSITY Face to Face

THE YELLOW ROSEThe Runaway Scrape

FAITH Seventy Times Seven

SAM BASS and His Horse Marines

THE LINCOLN ASSASSINATION BOOK 1 in the 150th Anniversary Series of the Lincoln Assassination

PURSUIT AND CAPTURE OF JOHN WILKES BOOTHBOOK 2 in the 150th Anniversary Series of the Lincoln Assassination

THE TRIAL OF LEWIS THORNTON POWELLBOOK 3 in the 150th Anniversary Series of the Lincoln Assassination

KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE BOOK 7 in the 150th Anniversary Series of the Lincoln Assassination

Books 4, 5 & 6 are scheduled for release in 2016.

Be sure to share this post with friends and family during this joyous time of year, a time for giving and receiving. And, be sure to order my pre-release of The Flaming Blue Sword, a paranormal romance.

Happy Holidays…and, more to come on German traditions in the 1800’s during Christmas. Next, we can thank the Germans for Kris Kringle!

The Trial of Lewis Thornton Paine in the Lincoln Assassination

Hello Everyone.

The presses are hard at work as BeeBop Publishing just informed me all editing and cleaning up of the final draft for “The Trial of Lewis Paine” in the latest release of the Lincoln Assassination Series is complete. The novel is available now on pre-release.  All pre-release purchasers will receive the novel on August 31, 2015, for the Kindle. The paper back version should also be released near that date, as well.

Because of readers getting bogged down during the repeated testimonies of so many witnesses in Book 2, I have eliminated duplicated testimonies and changed genres to historical fiction. I have done this to write a story based on the truth, but added several twists to make it more entertaining to read. One such twist is why, seemingly overnight, did John Wilkes Booth change his mind to kill President Lincoln instead of kidnap him. From research, a guess was made as to why, and this guess, according to the publisher, is a great page turner from the very beginning of the book.

If you receive my blog update on Facebook or Twitter, please be sure to click on share to help make this novel another “Top 100 Seller” on Your assistance is always appreciated. Also, if you are following the series, be sure to return to Amazon and leave a review for each novel.

I would like to thank those who have left reviews as each release in this series has been twice as large as the first. Book 2 sold hundreds in India, Australia, and other European countries, as well.

Oh, the finishing touches are being made to Book 5, The Trial of Mary Elizabeth Surratt, with a tentative release date of October 2015.

The Trial of Lewis Thornton Paine (Powell) in the Lincoln Assassination April 15, 1865

The Trial of Lewis Thornton Paine (Powell) in the Lincoln Assassination April 15, 1865