J. (Jenny) Keller Ford grew up as an Army brat, traveling the world and wandering the halls of some of Germany’s most extraordinary castles. From the time she was old enough to hold a crayon, she wove fantasy tales of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former paralegal, she’s the author of several short stories including The Amulet of Ormisez, Dragon Flight, and The Passing of Millie Hudson. Her debut YA novel, IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON KING, is scheduled to release Summer 2016 by Month9Books. When not at her keyboard breathing new life into fantasy worlds, Jenny spends time overloading on coffee, collecting seashells, bowling, swimming, riding roller coasters and talking plotlines with anyone who will listen. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her husband, two sons, two dogs, and a pretentious orange cat. Her two daughters and grand-daughter make their homes in Seattle, WA.
Regular ole me bio: Ok. Let’s get it out of the way. I’m a book freak, like in I prefer real books over digital books any day of the year. There is and never will be anything that compares to the feel and smell of a real book. Technology has its place, but when it comes to books, it made reading sterile. Give me dog-eared pages, frayed edges and broken spines. It’s how I know a book was well-loved.
I was born in Germany, adopted into an American military family and grew up traveling everywhere. I suppose that’s why I have a travel bug within me. I would love to visit as many castles in the world as possible and collect sea shells from as many beaches I can find. If only I had a magic money tree to fund one of my greatest passions.
I was a majorette in high school and even won some trophies for my twirling. I tried it not to long ago. I got dizzy.
I love to write Young Adult fantasy. My novel IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON KING is complete and has been picked up by Month9Books, and the other two in the trilogy are well underway. For me, a day without writing is like a day without breathing. I think only other writers can understand.
Thing that soothe this savage beast: soft jazz, sunsets, my kids, family and friends, walking the beach, collecting sea shells and playing with my pets. I dabble in glass painting and decorating with the sea shells I find. I also make some killer chocolate chip cookies.
Oh, and I’m a sucker for animals. If I ruled the world, there would be no strays and homeless pets. Too bad I have no desire to rule the world.