I live outside Washington, DC, with my wife and three little kids. I write before dawn and run all day. My secret fuel: coffee and leftover juice boxes. 

Several years ago, late one night, I was sitting in a windowless office and toiling over a legal brief. It was a season of questions: why am I here, what am I doing? An answer struck like lightning: you are a writer. That’s why you’re reading my words now. 

The journey has led me to study the craft from the masters, write my first novel, and publish it. Years of practice in the legal world honed my skills – because in law and in fiction, every word must have a purpose, chosen with care. My latest novels, the Unbound Trilogy, tell the story of a rich kid from Manhattan with nightmares of a dragon and the world ending in 2066. It’s a page-turner full of big ideas about technology and the future.

To learn more about Unbound, the research behind it, the theology, and the vision of what’s to come, click play to listen to my latest radio interview. 

I studied political philosophy in college, which infuses my Gloaming books. They are like Game of Thrones with a C.S. Lewis twist. The characters champion history’s great thinkers, from Machiavelli to Locke to Nietzsche, and bring them to battle, even in the darkest of underground cities: the Gloaming. Check out this interview for more background on the books.

I hope you’ll connect on Facebook, Twitter, and maybe even the physical world. You can reach me any time at jbsimmons.light@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you.

Interested in writing advice? I recommend these great tools. And remember, every word counts:

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.”  Mark Twain

The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone?” Ecclesiastes 6:11

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.” Earnest Hemingway