Please Join Me In Welcoming J.D. Brown, Author of Dark Heirloom

At twenty-seven years old J.D. Brown is a youngster by my lights, but she already knows her stuff. She’s written a dynamic novel, Dark Heirloom, a story about a vampire who isn’t quite what she is supposed to be. It’s a compelling urban fantasy. We’ll go into Dark Heirloom later, but first let’s get to know J.D. a little better, as she answers some of my questions: 1. What is your favorite book? This changes often depending on what book I’m currently engrossed in. Right now I’m between books, but two of my favorites are First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones and The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. 2. Who is your favorite writer? It’s a tie between Anne Rice and Orson Scott Card. 3. If the answers to 1 & 2 are different, why? Rice and Card are the classic literary geniuses of their time. I love their books and admire and respect all they’ve done in the industry. While I enjoy Clare and Jones’ books, they’re not quite at the same level as Rice and Card yet. They might be some day and that would be awesome. 4. How old were you when you were first published? I was 26. It was almost a year ago. 5. What writing style do you most abhor? I wouldn’t say that I hate any specific style – after all, my reading tastes are pretty wide. But there are some pet peeves that will make me stop reading a book. #1 is too much head hoping. I prefer books written in first person point of view because I know there won’t be any head hoping in them. #2 is a predictable plot line an/or stereotypical characters. #3 is too much telling or author narration. I prefer deep character point…

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