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J.J. DiBenedetto

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J.J. (James) DiBenedetto was born in Yonkers, New York. He attended Case Western Reserve university, where as his classmates can attest, he was a complete nerd. Very little has changed since then.

He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his beautiful wife and their cat (who has thoroughly trained them both). When he's not writing, James works in the direct marketing field, enjoys the opera, photography and the New York Giants, among other interests.

J.J. is the author of the Dream Doctor Mysteries, the Jane Barnaby Adventures and several other works.


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J.J. DiBenedetto There's one more book (Dream Wedding), which I've started working on, and I hope to have out in October or so. There will also be a collection of shor…moreThere's one more book (Dream Wedding), which I've started working on, and I hope to have out in October or so. There will also be a collection of short pieces set within the Dream Series that I'm hoping to have out at the same time (that collection will either be free or $0.99, I'm not sure yet which).(less)
J.J. DiBenedetto Way back in 1997. That's when I wrote the first draft of what eventually became "Dream Student". But I wasn't happy with it, and it sat on my computer…moreWay back in 1997. That's when I wrote the first draft of what eventually became "Dream Student". But I wasn't happy with it, and it sat on my computer for 15 years.

I was never able to finish anything else; the closest I got was a meandering story that got to 70 pages and completely lost focus to the point that I had no idea what story I was telling!

Then, in 2012, a friend sold her first novel, and that got me to take a look at the old manuscript from 1997. I rewrote it from the first page and ended up with "Dream Student" - and then six more novels (so far!) following it...(less)
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L Thank you for accepting my friendship request here on Goodreads. Your paranormal romance novels Dreams series sounds really interesting, and so I do hope to have the chance to read and discover your work soon.
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