J. B. Rockwell


I’m a New Englander. Born and raised in a small town in southern Connecticut. And though work and life have led me elsewhere, I remain a New Englander at heart.

I attended Connecticut College from 1991-1995 and graduated with dual bachelor’s degrees in anthropology and environmental science…and dreams of digging up ancient artifacts in the deserts of the southwestern US. Unfortunately, I married a military officer. That meant a lot of moving about, and the few jobs that are available in the anthropology/archaeology arena want you to stay put for years on end.

So, take two: back to school, this time to the University of Rhode Island, where I completed an MBA program in 1999. Not exactly the most exciting field of study but boy did it open doors for me. And today? Today I'm gainfully (and happily) employed by the US Coast Guard developing and maintaining IT systems that support all facets of their operations.

So, where am I now? West Virginia! I can honestly say that I never thought I’d be living in West Virginia (much less working in the IT industry) but here I am, and loving it. No matter what you’ve seen or heard, West Virginia is a beautiful place to live. And so, here we are: me, the husband, and two cats that basically run the show.

Publications in print include "Serengeti," "Serengeti 2: Dark and Stars," and "Hecate."

Where to find J. B. Rockwell online

Where to buy in print


Belongings and Possessions
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,110. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2023 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
An adolescent dancer is targeted by an ominous presence, a bullied pre-teen is enticed by an old ghost story, and a troubled teenager tags along with her feisty great-gran to harvest jasmine from the mysterious ruins in the woods. Three tales, three voices, one malevolence.
Little Girl Lost: Thirteen Tales of Youth Disrupted
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,900. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2019 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
This anthology has brought together authors from across America and Canada, representing genres ranging from horror to fantasy to science fiction. What binds these authors and their stories together are the disruptions: losses of innocence, of people, of hope...of one’s way. Fraught with peril, emotion, and journeys most incredible, this collection of tales is sure to draw you in. Don’t get lost.