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PostSubject: Greetings from J.B. Simmons   Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:24 pm

Hello everyone! I am delighted to have discovered this forum and look forward to participating.

I live outside Washington, DC, with my wife, two kids, and a bunch of books. I like to drink coffee and run marathons, both of which help when chasing around my three-year-old boy. As a writer, I carry forward the torch lit by heroes like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. More recently I've enjoyed George R.R. Martin's work, but I wish a few more characters could stay alive.

My debut novel, Light in the Gloaming, was published a few months ago.  You can check out a free preview here on Amazon: amzn.to/18HlZia.  The book has been getting some great reviews, which has been exciting to see.  Lately I'm hard at work on the sequel, Breaking the Gloaming.  It will come out next spring.

For more about me, please visit my website, jbsimmons.com.  Also, here is an excerpt of my first author interview:  

1. Who do you think you are JB Simmons?

Six years ago, late one night, I was sitting in a windowless office toiling over a legal brief. It was a season of questions: who am I, why am I here, what am I doing? An answer flashed in my mind like a bolt of lightning: ‘you are a writer.’ Ever since, I have felt peace when filling a page with words. I am a writer.

2. What events in your life inspired you to write fantasy?

Writing begins with reading, and I grew up around shelves full of books. Those shelves held many fantasy treasures, from the staples (The Lord of the Rings and The Wheel of Time) to lesser known epics (such as the Dragon Prince series). The first story that took hold in my mind fit best in a fantasy realm, albeit a realistic one. I believe these realms can have a unique power. As Tolkien put it: ‘Fantasy is…a higher form of Art, indeed the most nearly pure form, and so (when achieved) the most potent.’

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I look forward to getting to know all of you!

J.B.

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from J.B. Simmons   Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:32 pm

Hello jbsimmons,
Welcome to Christian Creative Writers! I'm so glad you joined us. Congratulations on your first book. May your next book be just as great! I look forward to reading some of your work and getting to know you.

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