Jack Estes

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Jack Estes is the author of the critically acclaimed book A Field of Innocence, a memoir of his service in Vietnam in 1968-69. His articles and essays have appeared in Newsweek, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune and the Oregonian.

A Field of Innocence is available on Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle editions. Learn more on our Books page.

Jack has also written an award winning screenplay entitled A Soldiers Son, which has been adapted for print and was published as novel in 2016.

He has also written a book of fiction titled Searching for Gurney that has just been published. Excerpts from this book were used to win a Fellowship at Squaw Valley Writers Conference, accepted at the Breadloaf Writers Conference, took First Place at Willamette Writers Conference, and published in the literary anthology Timberline Review.

“The mission of my writing is to honor the memory of American soldiers and help heal the pain associated with war.”- Jack Estes

What's New

Now Available!

Jack’s newest book, Searching for Gurney, is now available! In this novel, four soldiers cope with the effects of a deadly engagement between U.S. Marines and members of
the North Vietnamese army. Learn more about Searching for Gurney.

Read an interview with Jack about Searching for Gurney published in the January 2022 issue of Kirkus.

Also Available

Be sure to check out A Soldier’s Son, Jack’s other recent novel. In this book, a Vietnam veteran travels to Iraq as an embedded reporter in a desperate attempt to save his son. Learn more about A Soldier’s Son.