James R. Scafidel utilized the pseudonyms James Raymond, Jonathan Scofield, Lyn Phillips, Amanda Jean Jarret, and Lee Davis Willoughby.
- Wit’s End (1989)
- Anthology of Mississippi Writers (1978) with Noel E. Polk
As James Raymond
- Henry VIII’s Military Revolution: The Armies of Sixteenth Century Britain and Europe (2007)
- The Gnashing of Teeth (2002)
- Lewis and Clark: Northwest Glory (1981)
As Jonathan Scofield
- Junglefire (Freedom Fighters No.15) (1982)
- Far Shores of Danger (Freedom Fighters No.14) (1982)
- Pacific HellFire (Freedom Fighters No.13) (1982)
- Armageddon in the West (Freedom Fighters No.12) (1982)
- Bayonets in No Man’s Land (Freedom Fighters No.11) (1981)
- Volunteers for Glory (Freedom Fighters No.10) (1981)
- Shellfire on the Bay (Freedom Fighters No.9) (1981)
- The Frontier War (Freedom Fighters No.8) (1981)
- The Turning of the Tide (Freedom Fighters No.7) (1981)
- Storm in the South (Freedom Fighters No.6) (1981)
- Bullets on the Border (Freedom Fighters No.5) (1981)
- Guns at Twilight (Freedom Fighters No.4) (1981)
- The Kings Cannon (Freedom Fighters No.3) (1981)
- Muskets of ’76 (Freedom Fighters No.2) (1981)
- Tomahawks and Long Rifles(Freedom Fighters No.1) (1981)
As Lee Davis Willoughby
- The Scarlet Sisters (Making of America No. 55 (1984)
- The Frontier Detectives (Making of America No. 51) (1984)
- The Voyageurs (Making of America No. 35)
- The Express Riders (Making of America No. 28) (1982)
- The Border Breed (Making of America No. 19) (1981)
- The Homesteaders (Making of America No. 15) (1981)
- The Cajuns (1981)
- The Alaskans (Making of America No. 10) (1980)
- The Texans (Making of America No. ) (1980)
- The Sooners
- The Assassins
James R. Scafidel was born in 1942. He attended the University of South Carolina where he earned a Ph.D. in 1976.
His best-known work written under his name is An Anthology of Mississippi Writers , which he co-edited with Noel E. Polk. It was published in 1979. Scafidel’s dissertation, The Letters of Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, was completed in 1977 at the University of South Carolina. Scafidel also began but left unfinished a biography of Longstreet which is considered a reliable source of information about Longstreet’s early life. Scafidel’s papers are held at the South Carolina Historical Society.
Scafidel wrote a novel called Wit’s End, published in 1989, which is subtitled a comic but poignant murder mystery. Wit’s End is the tale of a New York Times reporter who returns to his hometown of Marshall, Mississippi, to write a story about his old high-school team. During his visit, the school superintendent is found murdered.
Two book reviews written by Scafidel are available online: Georgia Voices, Vol. 1, Fiction, (Jul 28, 2005) and The Dragon’s Blood: Feminist Intertextuality in Eudora Welty’s “The Golden Apples” both from The Mississippi Quarterly.
Not much more information is available about him. Wit’s End was apparently his first published hard back under his own name. He also wrote under the pen names of James Raymond, Jonathan Scofield, Lyn Phillips, Amanda Jean Jarret, and Lee Davis Willoughby.
James R Scafidel died in 1999.
- Review of Wit’s End. Kirkus Reviews.
- Library of Congress lists Scafidel’s pseudonyms