- Scotty and Elvis: Aboard the Mystery Train (2013) with Scotty Moore
- Killer Comedy: Is Murder a Laughing Matter (2013)
- The Hero Among Us: FBI Witness Hunter (2013) with Jim Ingram
- Memphis Going Down: A Century of Blues, Soul, and Rock ‘n’ Roll (2013)
- Natalie Portman’s Stark Reality: A Biography (2012)
- Someone is Trying to Kill Me (2012) Fiction
- Last Dance at the Sudden Death Cafe (2012) Fiction
- Two Women, One Man: A Memphis Love Story (2012)
- Creature from Reelfoot Lake: The Merman who Loved Women (2012) Fiction
- Love on the Rocks: Romance to the Rescue (2012)
- Ashley Judd: Crying on the Inside (2012)
- Trader Jon’s: Cradle of U.S. Naval Aviation (2012) with Steve Gardner
- Faith Hill: The Long Road Back (2012)
- Just for a Thrill: Lil Hardin Armstrong, First Lady of Jazz (2012)
- Legend of the Soul Eater (2011) Fiction
- Inside America’s Concentration Camps: Two Centuries of Internment and Torture (2010)
- Devil’s Sanctuary: An Eyewitness History of Mississippi Hate Crimes (2009) with Alex A. Alston, Jr.
- The First Year: Cirrhosis: An Essential Guide to the Newly Diagnosed (2006)
- Yellow Fever: A Deadly Disease Poised to Kill Again (2006)
- Mojo Triangle: Birthplace of Country, Jazz, Blues, and Rock ‘n’ Roll (2005)
- Go, Girl, Go!: The Women’s Revolution in Music (2005)
- Nicole Kidman (2004)
- Last Suppers: If the World Ended Tomorrow, What Would Be Your Last Meal? (2004)
- The Fabulous Vaughan Brothers: Jimmie and Stevie Ray (2004)
- Russell Crowe: The Unauthorized Biography (2003)
- Natalie Portman: Queen of Hearts (2002)
- Faith Hill: Piece of My Heart (2001)
- Colonel Tom Parker: The Curious Life of Elvis Presley’s Eccentric Manager (2001)
- Dixie Chicks: Down Home and Backstage (2000)
- I’m So Sorry: The Stories Behind 101 Very Public Apologies (2000)
- North to Canada: Men and Women Against the Vietnam War (1999)
- Women on Top: The Quiet Revolution That’s Rocking the American Music Industry (1998)
- Dixie’s Dirty Secret: True Story of how the Government, the Media, and the Mob Conspired to Combat Integration (1998)
- That’s Alright, Elvis: The Untold Story of Elvis’ First Guitarist and Manager, Scotty Moore (1997) with Scotty Moore
- Goin’ Back to Memphis: A Century of Blues, Rock ‘n Roll (1996)
- Country Music’s Most Embarrassing Moments (1996)
- Glorious Soul
James L. Dickerson is a native of Greenwood, Mississippi, born on September 14, 1945. He earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Mississippi in 1968. He was the editor and publisher of the Nine-O-One Network Magazine in the 1980’s.
He was a reporter and columnist at several newspapers in Mississippi and Memphis including the Jackson Free Press, Delta Democrat-Times, Commonwealth, Clarion-Ledger, and The Commercial Appeal. He also was a social worker for ten years.
He was co-owner of a radio syndication called Pulsebeat which featured music out of the Mojo Triangle. He has written over thirty books and over 2,000 articles in magazines and newspapers.
As a music historian his best known works are probably the music histories Mojo Triangle: Birthplace of Country, Blues, Jazz and Rock ‘n’ Roll. and Memphis Going Down, but he has also written biographies of Ashley Judd, Nicole Kidman, Faith Hill, Russell Crowe, jazz legend Lil Hardin Armstrong, and Elvis Presley’s first guitarist and manager, Scotty Moore.
In 1967, he married Ina Rae Tayler and had a son named Jonathan. The couple divorced in 1982.
He is one of the team members at Sartoris Literary Group a book publisher that publishes eBooks.
He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Read a review of Mojo Triangle – Birthplace of Country, Blues, Jazz, and Rock ‘n’ Roll written by Mark Thompson of BluesBlast Magazine (2016)
- Articles by James L. Dickerson in the Jackson Free Press
- Reviews of Devil’s Sanctuary on Chicago Review Press
- Interview with James Dickerson on Jim Ingram Book. by Jana Hoops of The Clarion-Ledger. 2014
- Short bio and description of Last Suppers