J.D. Dexter

Biography

Growing up in Kansas is about as exciting as it sounds. We have great sunsets, bad allergies, and too many tornadoes. J.D. Dexter hated high school to such a degree that she started taking college classes while still in high school (back when that was the exception instead of the norm). She started taking massage classes at the age of sixteen. Since then, healing has been her passion.

After graduating high school, she went to a professional massage school program in Denver, CO and has been practicing ever since. While working on people, she realized that trauma and other mental health issues were creeping up in her sessions. Feeling overwhelmed with the stories that her clients were sharing, she decided to get some education to better work with these people. Thus began her long, circuitous route to a bachelor's degree in Psychology, a Master's degree in Psychology, and another Master's degree in Social Work. She specializes in working with sexual assault survivors, combat PTSD sufferers, couples who have experience with trauma, and teaching other professionals about the healing benefits of touch in conjunction with mental health therapy.

When she's not busy writing her next book in the Ankarrah Chronicles, she's running two businesses, helping her dad learn how to use the computer, finding delicious Keto Diet recipes, and playing with Photoshop. She also tries to find time to spend time with the world's cutest nieces and nephew in between all of those things.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
Most of my books start as either daydreams or actual dreams. I have a very vivid imagination and enjoy spending time in my head. How I get from daydreams to books is to sit down and start writing. I consider myself a discovery writer, which to me means I have no idea what the characters in my head are going to do until I start writing about them. It keeps me entertained, exhausted, a little giddy, and downright surly when they don't behave the way I think they should.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I'm an avid reader; I would guess I've read over five thousand books in my life time. My first literary soul mate were the original Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene. In my younger years, following the antics and mysteries of Nancy's world alleviated the boredom of Summer, spiced up the monotony of school during the fall, and kept me company at night when I should have been sleeping. The first time I got grounded by my parents I was twelve years old and had been reading too late for too many nights. I was actually grounded from reading.
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Books

Fighting Midnight: Ankarrah Chronicles Book Two
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,090. Language: American English. Published: January 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
I’m going to kill my mother. The one who gave me life. I want to watch the last flicker of life bleed from her eyes as I stand holding her dying heart in my hand. She ripped away the two most important people in my life as if they were simple irritants, like swatting gnats flitting around her head on a humid summer day.
Meeting Midnight: Ankarrah Chronicles Book One
Price: Free! Words: 103,570. Language: American English. Published: May 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
After being shot, Finley learns that she's been lied to her entire life, now she's being hunted by people from another world and her own government. She just wants to live her life, fall in love with the man of her dreams, and cause some people pain - in good ways. Saving two worlds was never something she wanted, but it looks like she's going to have to do it anyways.

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