Meet the Author
Writing is an expression of who I am. It is where my emotions, thoughts, and dreams come alive. My inspiration comes from the most unexpected places. For me, the inspiration for the Sons of Meir series began twenty years ago. My youngest son was obsessed with the Disney cartoon Peter Pan. We watched the video daily. I began to know the story from beginning to end. I could actually quote the characters, but there is one scene where Captain Hook blows up Peter Pan’s tree house. As Peter cries out for Tinker Bell’s light not to go out, I questioned, “Could a man love a woman so much that he could feel her pain?” From that one question, I was inspired to write four books…Test of Time, Mirror in Time, Shattered Time….look for book four in the near future.
I’ve been asked, “As an African American, how did I become interested in fantasy writing?”
- Writing in the fantasy/science fiction genre opens an unlimited avenue in a writer’s imagination.
- To think that African-Americans do not write, watch or read fantasy in a time when fantasy/science fiction dominates the media and entertainment is unrealistic.
- To those who aspire to be a science fiction writer, I would say don’t allow preconceptions of who or what a fantasy/science fiction writer should look like guide your dreams.
The imagination is limitless! ~JTJ