J. writes because she loves the universal resonance of stories and the lessons they teach us about human nature. She thinks it’s pretty amazing that people from all over the world, with diverse beliefs and backgrounds, can relate to the fictional characters in books written by authors they’ve never met. It’s something she never gets tired of creating for others or experiencing herself. When J.’s not dreaming up new problems to throw at her unsuspecting characters, she disappears on long walks, animal watches, or finds new books to read. She lives in the southern US with her brilliant husband and a cat who eats too many lizards.

Marion Zimmer Bradley, Tolkien, and Meredith Ann Pierce are a few of her favorite authors, and they’ve inspired and influenced her writing a great deal.

You can follow her on Twitter @j_a_conrad

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Feel free to drop her a line at author@jconradfantasy.com.

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