J.L. Brown

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J. L. Brown is the author of the Jade Harrington novels, Don’t Speak, Rule of Law, and The Divide, and the short story, Few Are Chosen.

J. L. lives with her family in Seattle, Washington, where she is hard at work on her next novel. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America Northwest, Sisters in Crime, and Puget Sound Sisters in Crime.

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J.L. Brown In 2010, my wife told me that since I read so much, I should write a novel. In my best Michael Jackson voice, I said, "I'm a reader, not a writer."…moreIn 2010, my wife told me that since I read so much, I should write a novel. In my best Michael Jackson voice, I said, "I'm a reader, not a writer." That night, I had a dream about the plot of my novel. The next day, I researched how to write a novel, and then began writing. I conducted a lot of research on politics and current events, and read every book on writing I could get my hands on. Five years later, I finished Don't Speak. Most of the characters and plot survived the journey, as well as the ending. Thanks for your question.(less)
J.L. Brown This is a great question, and one I haven't been asked before. I've been thinking about it the last couple of days, and I haven't been able to come up…moreThis is a great question, and one I haven't been asked before. I've been thinking about it the last couple of days, and I haven't been able to come up with an answer. Either 1) I've read too many books, or 2) since I read a lot of thrillers, maybe I haven't been exposed to as many couples. I will keep this question in the back of my mind, and I will let you know when I have an answer. Thanks for asking.(less)
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“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all. - Noam Chomsky”
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