J.L. was raised in the Midwest, reading and writing all through childhood and most likely will continue til the grave. She hopes to one day make her living with writing. There are a great many authors that she admires; Patrick Rothfuss, J. K. Rowling, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Stephen King, just to name a few. She also is a huge fan of the obscure world of novels that pass underneath the flow of mainstream. Stories like "Winter of Fire" by Sherryl Jordan, "The Little White Bird" by J. M. Barrie, and "Johnathan Livingston Seagull" by Richard Bach. +10 points if you've heard of them, +1000 if you've read them.
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"I'm using this website for beta readers. That's right, I'm USING YOU! So, please, by all means, read my stories and tear them apart. Tell me how horrible they are. Tell me if you struggled past a paragraph, a sentence, a word. Give me reviews that will haunt my waking mind. I need it to grow as a writer. You can't get beautiful fields of flowers without laying out a little bit of shi*t." -J.L. Thurston