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J Keller Ford

J. (Jenny) Keller Ford was born in Neu Ulm, Germany and was adopted by a US military family.  She spent a good portion of her adolescence traveling around the United States as well as trekking the Bavarian countryside.  Her love for castles she visited as a child grew into an obsession and now serve as a backdrop to many of the YA fantasy stories she writes.  Her favorite castle, Neuschwanstein, serves as the basis for her own Gyllen Castle in her YA fantasy trilogy, The Dragon King Chronicles.

J. Keller has been writing ever since she could hold a crayon, mostly stories about princesses and dragons and gallant knights who rescued fair damsels in distress. In Junior High School she wrote a gossip column for the school newspaper as well as some flash fiction pieces.  In college, she was the content editor of the school magazine's Poetry section.  In recent years she won two 'reader's choice awards' for two non-fiction short stories - "Baby" and "Five More Minutes" (which you can find on her website), and her first short story ever picked up by a publisher, "The Amulet of Ormisez" appears in J. Taylor Publishing's  2012 anthology, MAKE BELIEVE.  J. Keller's second published short story, "Dragon Flight" will appear in J. Taylor Publishing's 2013 anthology, ONE MORE DAY, releasing December 3 in ebook and paperback.   Her first YA novel, tentatively titled, GUARDIANS OF THE MYSTIC EYE, is complete and seeking representation.

When not writing, J. Keller likes hunting for sea shells, painting glass, biking, swimming, listening to smooth jazz, taking in plays and concerts, hanging with her family, friends and pets, and riding roller coasters.  Favorite foods include lobster, Alaskan King crab legs, and she'll do almost anything for cheesecake.  Favorite drinks include Arizona Green Tea, water with lemon, and Martini and Rossi Asti Spumanti.

Pet Peeve:  hypocritical people.  The notion of "Do as I say do, not as I do", doesn't compute.  It doesn't sit well with teens in her stories, either.

 

   

  

Current Releases
Description What if today never ends?  What if everything about life—everything anyone hoped to be, to do, to experience—never happens?  Whether sitting in a chair, driving down the road, in surgery, jumping off...
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ONE MORE DAY
Description Sacrificial Oath by Terri Rochenski  An impetuous act unwittingly makes Alesuela the fulfillment of the Sovereign’s Blood Oath to their Goddess. In five days, she’ll be forced to make the greatest choice of her l...
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MAKE BELIEVE


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