Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, J.D. Extine grew up in a culture rich with colorful personalities and filled with the wonders and the simple beauties so common to everyday life in all of rural America. Her writings are marked with the things which she knows best - trial and hope, fear and rescue and that dignity, and sense of humor that come from having faith in the midst of great difficulty.

J.D. Extine's fascination with writing began at age 11, when she first wrote poetry and short plays. She later graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a foreign language major and an English minor with a creative writing emphasis.

In addition to the fictional works presented here for the first time, she has also written a screenplay entitled "The Hidden Power of Al'Thace, and a locally produced, one act musical entitled "Here I Am," which she directed as well.

When asked about her reasons for writing these books, J.D. Extine replied, "In general, I write for the sheer pleasure of the experience. I also write to entertain and encourage people, and hopefully, in the process of it all, to remind them that faith and hope can bring them through the rough places when they take the time to step back for a moment, relax, and get a fresh perspective on this amazing journey we call 'life'."

J.D. is now resides in the Southern California desert. She has two grown sons, Daniel and Micah, whom she considers to be the greatest of her earthly treasures.


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