I’m Back, Though I Haven’t Exactly Been Gone…

Howdy Dear Friends,

It’s been a while, I know. For many of us, the past seven months have been a whirlwind, and I can definitely relate.

First off, as many of you have seen on social media, I reentered the classroom in August. My hope was that my teaching life could inspire my writing life. I will not lie. It has been a challenge. Dealing with 154 8th graders on a daily basis takes a lot of energy, and I am grasping for the time to commit to writing.

To top it off, my husband and I have decided to expand our family. I’m currently growing a human being, and we love it terribly already. A little beautiful alien is sprouting arms and fingers, and it is giving me the oddest cravings for pickled beets and sweets. No matter how tired this kid makes me, I’m so excited to meet him or her in June.   

I am sorry for my apparent disappearance from the writing world, but I promise you I have been working. I’ve been tucking away stolen weekends and trading hours after work at the keyboard. I’m getting super close to finishing Part One of On the Other Side of Greatness. It has been such an arduous journey. Much like The Birth of Anarchy, it has been a novel that did not want to find an ending, and much like a long road trip, the last mile home always takes the longest. I assure you, I’m in that last mile now, and this book is coming out soon. Part Two may take a while to get to you, but I’m working on that as well. (And those of you who are Intrepid fans, don’t worry. I will finish Texi and Liam’s story. My journals know just how it all ends.)

I write this so you know I haven’t forgotten about you. I’ve just been trying to figure out my work-life-writing balance. Like us all, I am a work in progress, and I appreciate your patience.

I wish you all happy reading and writing!

J.D. Brewer

Currently Reading: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

It’s the last book in the Raven Cycle and I have such a writer’s crush on this woman right now! The characters born out of these books are stunning. Their development is so realistic, so well done. If you need a study in proper characterization, pick up a copy of The Raven Boys and take a journey.

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Current Food Craving: Avocado sprinkled with lime juice and spread over buttered toast. Don’t blame me, blame this kid.

Current Writing Quirk: Discovering that I use the word “really” too much.

Current Song Addiction: Bitter and Sick by One Two

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One Last Note: Don’t forget to tell a friend about the Vagabond series. Get them caught up with Vagabond and The Birth of Anarchy before On the Other Side of Greatness makes its debut in a few months.

You can purchase the books by clicking on this link to Amazon, or clicking on any of the books below.


J.D. Brewer is the author of Intrepid, Vagabond, and The Birth of Anarchy. All three books are available on Amazon.

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