His love of reading led naturally to writing. Though he likes all genres, he has a particular affinity for fantasy and historical fiction.
A trip to a Broadway show inspired his debut novel, THE EMERALD CITY, a loose contemporary YA fantasy take on the The Wizard of Oz. He's also about to release a paranormal regency romance, A WOMAN OF PROPER ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
Beside writing and baking, J.A. has a deep love of history, with a particular interest in Regency England, Joseon Korea, and Heian Japan. What his interest in hierarchical aristocratic societies means remains to be seen. He's currently in the process of conducting extensive research for a Heian-era suspense novel.
Book link: The Emerald City
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